Man United fans are thrilled that Luke Shaw "finished top" of pre-season fitness tests
Any concerns about Luke Shaw's fitness or physique can probably be put to rest.
Shaw has committed himself to a dedicated training regime this summer to silence the critics who made fun of his appearance at the end of last season. After a couple of tabloids ridiculed Shaw's physique while he partied on a boat at the beginning of the summer, the left-back underwent a training plan that has put him in the best shape of his life.
The Manchester United defender showed off how ripped he is two weeks ago, putting any doubts over his physical condition to bed.
Hard work & dedication pays off 👍🏼😁👌🏼 looking forward to the new season 😈😈🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/YmWAC1HOD7
— Kell-MUFC ⚽🔴 (@KellyFosters) July 6, 2018
As was pointed out by several fans at the time, appearances aren't everything. But Shaw has sent a clear message to manager Jose Mourinho with his performance in United's early preseason fitness tests.
According to a Metro report, the 23-year-old finished top of the bunch when the United squad was put through its paces during a training session in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
It had been suggested that Shaw's days at United were numbered, with Mourinho keen on adding Juventus full-back Alex Sandro to his squad for the coming season.
But now that Shaw has proven himself fitter than any of the United players on the Red Devils' pre-season tour of the United States, supporters think he should be given a chance to fight for a starting place.
Love the resilience from Shaw. Not fazed by criticism and instead strives to come back stronger. Tops the fitness tests after being called fat a few weeks back.
— L.S 🏴 (@LukeShaw_23) July 17, 2018
Luke Shaw will have his best season in a United shirt then leave for free 😫
— Richard Chapman (@chaperz10) July 17, 2018