Luke Shaw is in contention for only his second appearance of the season when Manchester United face Swansea in Tuesday night's Carabao Cup meeting live on Sky Sports .

The left-back became the world's most expensive teenager when he joined United from Southampton in 2014 for £30m, but he has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho.

So what's gone wrong for Shaw? And is he running out of opportunities to impress his manager? We asked Sky Sports News reporter James Cooper for the lowdown.

What's going on?

The difficult thing for Shaw is that he picked up his last major injury in the home game against Swansea in April, which put him out of Jose's plans for the summer and this season. It was unfortunate timing, but he has been fit for a while, there's no doubt about that.

He is fourth or maybe even fifth choice left-back and yet he was brought to the club as the world's most expensive teenager and the most expensive player in his position. It's clear that things have broken down since then.

Shaw has not played at all apart from a substitute appearance against Burton Albion and Mourinho clearly has a problem with him.

Shaw was injured during a 1-1 draw with Swansea in April

What's Mourinho's issue?

What Jose says to us all the time when we ask about Shaw is that he has to work, so clearly he thinks he's not working hard enough.

I'm not sure whether that just refers to applying himself in training or whether it is more holistic, meaning he needs a better approach to everything.

I think one of the biggest problems for Shaw is that it might take him 10 games to show his best form. Mourinho believes he can't take that risk - despite the possible rewards.

Has Shaw stepped out of line?
He has always been respectful. He hasn't complained behind the scenes or said anything out of line in the press.

Source link: SkySport.Com


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