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Luke Shaw not rated by Louis van Gaal

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Luke Shaw is yet to feature with the Manchester United shirt as he is facing tough competition with the Argentine.

United £33million summer signing, Shaw, has been left on the bench since the season started and watching his side being trashed 5-3 against newly promoted Leicester City after controlling the game 3-1 at half-time.

The defender struggles to know what happened to the enthusiasm everyone had this summer with his move to Old Trafford from South-Coast Southampton.

Rivalry

But this is all about rivalry once again at Manchester United as new boss Louis van Gaal decided to spend another £16million to bring one more left-back evaluating Shaw’s in training.

Yes, the Argentinian Marcos Rojo has already played two matches under Van Gaal and seems to be the favourite after the Dutch moved him from the centre to the left.

And that must leave the England defender very frustrated, not receiving any minutes from the United manager to try to prove him wrong, even in a circumstance where Manchester United are yet to pick a second victory in the Premier League this season.

Last campaign the defender was brilliant with Southampton having kept 15 clean sheets in 38 appearances with his former club.

Truth

But, it appears that the truth broke and left everyone shocked about Van Gaal attitude of not rating the player at all.

Meulensteen claimed when asked by TalkSPORT whether it’s clear Van Gaal doesn’t rate the player: “Yes. It’s a big surprise for me.

“He would have been informed by the club that they were putting this bid in for Shaw because he’s an up and coming player.

“He’s got a good left foot and a lot of pace. He’s got a lot to learn to get to a Man United level though.

“He’s a great prospect but he’s brought Rojo in, which is bad news for Shaw.”

It was also reported that the acquisition of the ex-Southampton defender [Shaw] was confirmed before the Van Gaal arrived at the club.

But it is a hard story to believe as [Manchester board] knowing the strong chance of appointing Van Gaal at the time; they would have contacted the manager who was working with the Netherlands squad before moving to Old Trafford.

And knowing the strong character of the man, if he would have said not to want his [Shaw] services, then, Manchester would have not brought the man for a colossal amount.

Think for England

Not rating Shaw at all without giving him a chance to play a single match with United in the Premier League is a bit irresponsible from the Dutch.

With the Euro 2016 Qualifiers now underway and the European tournament coming up quicker than it sounds like – 2016 – Shaw needs to play regularly with his respective club in order to keep his level and give England the best chance to survive internationally after a disappointed World Cup.

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