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Luke Shaw denied entrance to X Factor for arriving late

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Luke Shaw certainly deserved some leisure time after his impressive display for Manchester United against Crystal Palace, but was denied the opportunity to relax by one X Factor jobsworth.

The £30 million summer signing has had a slow start to his career at Old Trafford thus far, but looked much improved in the 1-0 win on Saturday. Having been given Sunday off, Shaw took the chance to go and see the X Factor live shows.

But after arriving five minutes late, the 19-year-old was turned away by security and forced to make the long trip back to Manchester having travelled down to London especially to see the pop star wannabes in action.

Possible ploys

GiveMeSport can neither confirm nor deny whether Shaw played the celebrity card, or offered to part with some of his £120,000-a-week wages to convince the doorman to change his mind. What we do know is that he confirmed his shock rejection on Twitter.

Shaw suggested he saw the funny side by adding a couple of cheeky emoticons to the tweet, but being denied the chance to see Andreas in his beloved pug jumper will no doubt have affected the teeanger.

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Positive outlook

Although it would have been a boring Sunday for Shaw, he will certainly look back on the weekend with a positive outlook. Manchester United fans applauded the youngster for his performance against Neil Warnock's men.

It wasn't until Juan Mata came on that Manchester United took the lead, however. Despite Shaw's impressive runs up and down the flanks, neither Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie could take advantage and score.

Title race over

Although Shaw's job is far from complete. In fact Manchester United are trailing Shaw's former club, Southampton, by nine points after a less than impressive start to the season.

Defeats to Swansea, Leicester and Manchester City have also left the Red Devils 13 points behind league leaders Chelsea with a fight for fourth looking far more likely that a fight for the title.

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