Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw
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Manchester United flop to leave on loan in January

Manchester United left back Luke Shaw will be allowed to leave the club on loan in January after failing to impress Jose Mourinho.

The former Southampton defender moved to Old Trafford almost three-and-a-half years ago on a £30million deal.

Despite claims saying that Shaw was a better prospect than fellow former Southampton product Gareth Bale, he has failed to live up to expectations. A combination of injuries and poor performances have limited the 22-year-old to 49 appearances for the Red Devils.

Current United boss Jose Mourinho has publicly slammed the youngster’s attitude and ability, and has regularly selected Ashley Young, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind ahead of the left back.

Mourinho did offer Shaw some encouragement in recent weeks, a statement which sounded like the defender was in the last chance saloon.

However, according to The Sun, the Portuguese boss is planning to send the left back out on loan in January, before finally cutting their losses and allowing him to leave on a permanent deal next summer.

Shaw publicly stated last week that he is keen to play under Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino once again having worked with the Argentine during their respective times at Southampton.

United have been linked with a number of left backs in recent months, including Danny Rose (Spurs), Kieran Tierney (Celtic) and Alexander Grimaldo (Benfica).

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