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Jermaine Jenas picks the one Man United player who would start for Man City

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Luke Shaw's performances of late has been a serious concern for Manchester United fans in the middle of a tricky spell of form.

Jose Mourinho's men didn't win a single Premier League game in October and Thursday night's defeat to Fenerbahce has put the Red Devils' boss under increasing pressure to turn their stuttering results around.

Some of the blame - somewhat unfairly - has been laid on Shaw following a series of disappointing displays at left-back.

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The English youngster only returned from a horrendous double leg break suffered in September 2015 at the start of the season but has failed to build on the initial promise he showed after moving from Southampton over two years ago.

But BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas has backed the 21-year-old to come good again.

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The ex-Tottenham midfielder was speaking on BBC Radio 5 live's Friday Football special and believes Shaw would even get in Manchester City's starting XI - providing he is fully fit.

Presenter Darren Fletcher initially suggested David de Gea is the only United player who would be picked by Pep Guardiola if they were at the Etihad, however, Jenas pushed the case of Shaw's selection too.

“I think a fit Luke Shaw gets in. He’s not fit at the minute but if there’s anywhere where Manchester City are weak, it’s a full-back,” Jenas said.

Fenerbahce SK v Manchester United FC - UEFA Europa League

“So, I think if Luke Shaw is 100% fit, I know he’s getting a lot of criticism at the minute, but the lad’s off the back of a broken leg, in and out of the team – had a bit of a stop-start season.

“He is undoubtedly a talent, it’s as simple as that. It’s about getting him back to that stage. If you continuously play Luke Shaw, people will see it. You can’t just forget about a good player because he’s had one or two bad games.”

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The injuries to Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling probably haven't helped Shaw build up any consistency as he has had to adapt to a new central defensive partnership.

The left-footed pairing of Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo has unbalanced Mourinho's defence but Shaw will need to focus on improving his own performances to warrant Jenas' bold statement.

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