Getting more frustrated with every game Jose ignores Shaw for Young. I respect what Young has done all season but this is really not helping the team long term…. Unless it is meant to!
If Shaw gets a run of games and rediscovers his form this season there is a good chance there will be calls for him to be a part of the squad to Russia.
Given the lack of game time Rose is getting, this would be even more likely.
Could Jose, rather sadistically, be trying to protect Shaw and have him at Carrington for a longer pre-season to help him rediscover his form for the start of the new campaign?
Let’s face it the League is gone and the Champions League is the longest of long shots.
Top four is also looking likely now so maybe the focus has shifted to next season already.
If this were the case is this fair on Shaw? Would you as the manager inform the player of your plans for him? If he has told him and Shaw has agreed is this then an indication of the club (primary salary source) trumping the country and what would this say about the player himself?
That’s a lot of ‘ifs’ and I am being rather cynical but this is the only thing I can think of that is keeping him out of the team after finally finding some form mid season.
Of course there could be more going on behind the scenes between the two of them.
Also Rashford has played a lot of football over the last two years… Make me wonder.