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Luke Shaw trains alone as Van Gaal tells him to work on fitness

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Manchester United's summer signing Luke Shaw has been ordered to train alone from the rest of the squad, according to the Daily Mail.

The decision has been made by new manager Louis van Gaal after coming to the conclusion that Shaw had reported back for training lacking the required fitness to perform at the level expected.

Shaw at United

Shaw recently arrived at United in a £30m+ deal from Southampton which made him the most expensive teenager in football history. Having spent the summer with the England squad at the World Cup in Brazil, Shaw reported back to his new club in conditions deemed unacceptable by Van Gaal.

The 19-year-old has featured in United's pre-season tour of America, playing the second half of the 3-2 win over Roma, but during a training session in which the majority of the squad were playing a keep ball session, Shaw was pictured training alone with two fitness coaches.

New system in place

With the new 3-4-1-2 formation that Van Gaal is trying to integrate at United, Shaw's role of left wing back will require substantial stamina and fitness levels, an issue Van Gaal has been quick to address. It is thought that Shaw has accepted the decision from his new manager and remains eager to impress at his new club.

United's next game of the tour is against Inter Milan tonight.

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