Unfit Shaw to train alone

New Manchester United signing Luke Shaw will train by himself until he reaches a satisfactory level of fitness, says manager Louis van Gaal.

The 19-year-old arrived at pre-season with his new club later than much of the squad after being given an extended break due to his participation in England’s World Cup campaign.

However, it would appear he did not use his time wisely, with the left-back looking out of shape on his return. This has not gone down well with Van Gaal, who made Shaw train by himself on Monday, something he will continue to do until he reaches a “satisfactory” level of fitness.

“I am always a trainer who sees the individuals and what each player needs,” said Van Gaal.

“Luke needs to be fit and he’s not very fit and can’t perform how I want. He needs to be fit and to train individually.

“I can’t judge why. I see what I see. I have spoken with him and we have made a programme with him.

“He has agreed. We will have to see how long it takes. I don’t know. I have heard good messages from Tony Strudwick the fitness coach.”

Shaw joined the Red Devils from Southampton in June for a fee believed to be in the region of £30million.

post by Funsho Fagbure