Manchester United: Is this Luke Shaw’s replacement

There are increasing the worrying signs in the media that Manchester United could be about to offload that powerful left back Luke Shaw.

There would surely be no lack of suitors for his signature if the Old Trafford outfit was to allow the youngster to leave. And that interest would come from the Premier League too.

It’s still difficult to fathom that the club would allow the player to leave however inconsistent he’s been so far in his short career. Because he has all the hallmarks a great Manchester United full back. So fast, athletic and he’s as good in the final third as he is at defending.

But he hasn’t been getting into the match day squads of late even though he is fit and this has to concern fans of the player. Latest reports suggest that Manchester United have now lined up a replacement for Shaw and Italian media source Tuttomercatoweb says:

Manchester United check on Mendy of Monaco

The 22-year-old Frenchman has played nine games for his country at Under 21 level and is fully expected to go on into the senior side. Why? Because he has all the attributes of a top full back. He’s got pace to burn, never stops running and seems to be involved in virtually every attack.

He’s got a lovely final ball and is as comfortable going forward as he is defending.

He does still make mistakes, and some would argue that Manchester United would simply trading one erratic left back for another.

There is no actual suggestion in this report that Shaw will be sold so perhaps this Mendy be a simple addition to the squad rather than a replacement. And that solution would surely be the best outcome for Manchester United fans who still think that the England man has a huge future at the club.