Luke Shaw is one of, if not the most, sought after players in world football at the moment. The Southampton left-back is at the centre of a transfer saga that could well stretch into the summer window, but where should he go?
If it does indeed come down to both United and Chelsea, where do Shaw's best interests lie?
First, lets look at a move to Man United. This is the team most likely to give him first-team football, however, they can not guarantee Champions League football at this moment in time.
The ageing Patrice Evra looks increasingly set for a summer exit and it would be no surprise to see Shaw slot right into the team. After all, they are going through a transitional phase with both the manager and the side at present and bringing in Shaw would add stability for years to come.
Despite being one of the world's biggest clubs, they are behind the pace domestically and in Europe and it remains to be seen if David Moyes can turn this slump around.
On the other hand, Chelsea are showing their class and are still challenging for European and domestic honours. Jose Mourinho has got his team winning, but most of all, his team are hard to beat.
Shaw has previously admitted that he is a fan of the West London club but the prospect of regular first-team football looks less certain.
Chelsea already have a world class left-back in Ashley Cole. At the age of 33, he still has a lot to offer club and country. But he could be unhappy with his lack of game time, due to the emergence of Cesar Azpilicueta.
Azpilicueta has had much more game time as of late and his performances are justifying his place, but that's not to say he will keep Shaw on the bench.
Mourinho favours a squad rotation policy, will Shaw be prepared to sit on the bench for games at a time? Will this hamper his development?
Shaw will move on at some point in his career. Personally, I see Chelsea as his next destination - surely playing at your favourite club is everyone's dream? When he moves though has yet to be decided.
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