Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has returned to training after a long stint out with a muscle injury.
Luke Shaw began his career in Southampton's renowned youth system, the same system that created players such as Gareth Bale and Alan Shearer. Shaw is a left-back for Manchester United and plays international football for England. He has won two trophies at United, including the UEFA Europa League.
From Southampton to Manchester United
At the age of seven, Shaw joined the Southampton Academy and became a regular for the under-18 team at just 15. With Southampton in the Championship, the club reportedly placed a £4million price tag on the teenager after reported interest from Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Less than a year after signing his deal with Southampton, Shaw left St Mary's and signed a four-year contract with Manchester United for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £30million. This made Shaw the most expensive teenager in world football at the time.
Before the start of the 2014/15 campaign, he suffered a hamstring injury that kept him out of action for a month. On September 27, Shaw made his competitive debut in a 2-1 victory against West Ham. The following season, Shaw started every league match until he suffered a double leg fracture in a Champions League match against PSV on September 15. He was given oxygen on the pitch and treated in a nine-minute stoppage before being taken off on a stretcher. Shaw was away from the game for a total of six months, returning to training the following April. His first competitive appearance since his double leg fracture saw him lift the Community Shield on August 7, 2016, as United defeated Leicester City.
In the 2018/19 season, Shaw earned three player of the month awards for the Red Devils. At the end of the season, Shaw was voted Manchester United Players' Player of the Year and he also won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year gong.
Luke Shaw - England star
Shaw has been involved in the England set-up since 2011, making six appearances for the England Under-16 team. He has also played for England Under-17s and Under-21s.
In February 2014, he was called up to the England squad and made his senior debut in a friendly against Denmark, becoming the 1201st player to play for England.
Shaw also came close to be being the hero for England, with him scoring just two minutes into the final against Italy.