Manchester United’s fittest player revealed – and it takes everyone by surprise34 views
All professional footballers should be fit, but the player declared the ‘fittest’ from Manchester United training this week is someone often accused of the exact opposite.
Luke Shaw is reportedly the fittest member of the United squad after the latest tests, and that comes after near-constant talk of the left-back not having been in the finest fettle physically.
The former Southampton starlet, who is currently very much on the periphery at Old Trafford, reportedly tops the list from Antonio Valencia – a player you certainly would expect to be up near the top.
A ‘Carrington insider told The Sun‘ (that old classic!) that when it comes to both endurance and stamina, Shaw and Valencia lead the way.
“Luke and Antonio are the best when it comes to actual endurance and stamina.
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba might be the strongest in terms of their obvious size and physicality, but Luke rates much higher in terms of overall fitness.”
Manager Jose Mourinho has frequently criticised Shaw publicly and the full-back has been restricted to just two League Cup appearances off the bench this season.
This latest update of Shaw’s fitness comes amid frenzied speculation that United are poised to move for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose in January.
Regardless, good on you Luke for getting in such good nick.