Luke Shaw makes his comeback memorable

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw considered retiring after a horrific injury that could have seen his right leg amputated three years ago, but the Manchester United left-back believes he is finally fully fit and ready to deliver on his potential after earning an England recall.

However he started only 17 Premier League matches in the two seasons following his broken leg.

That form also saw him garner the attention of Southgate, who was suitably impressed to recall him to an England set up which is in an increasingly buoyant mood after the summer's escapades.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has claimed that the double fracture he suffered in September 2015 nearly cost him his leg.

Shaw added on a battle to prove his worth to Mourinho: "It's been a tough two years but mentally it's made me stronger and made me want to prove to him that I can do what sometimes in the last couple of seasons he said I couldn't".

"I think, at times, he got frustrated with me because he knew that I could do better".

"I don't really care about that anymore".

With Young now ousted out of the squad, Danny Rose would've expected to step up to the number one left-back position, but he failed to shine in England's two matches against Belgium in Russian Federation, and he has struggled to show his best for Spurs this season, so with Shaw flourishing at the moment he has to be the man to be given the chance to continue his form on Saturday.

Morale in the England camp is higher than it's been for over a decade after their sparkling World Cup campaign, and Shaw's inclusion can continue the feel-good factor amongst the England squad and it's passionate fans. 'He said he wanted me to stay and that motivated me a lot.

Fellow fan J.A.O. feels the full-back has been the deserving victor of the club's Player of the Month award, something Shaw himself would not have imagined this time a year ago.

"I had a lot of complications with my leg". I've cut out some of the silly things I was doing... you could say I've maybe gone from a kid to a man now. I'm back in the England squad.

"That's my motivation and I want to one day be recognised as one of the best left-backs in the world". I want to be playing in the biggest games possible, I want to be winning trophies, I want to be doing this kind of stuff.

And Higginbotham believes Shaw, very much Man United's man of the moment, should go straight into the starting XI against Switzerland and Spain.



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