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SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Left-back is often criticised for his stocky frame but tests and the Carrington HQ have show Shaw is one of the best in terms of overall fitness

Luke Shaw has transformed himself into the fittest player at Manchester United.

The man who was once derided by Jose Mourinho for being out of shape has topped the rankings regarding overall core fitness.


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Luke Shaw has emerged as one of the fittest players in the United squad

Shaw and Antonio Valencia have emerged as joint number ones in regular testing at their Carrington training base.

And that will stun many who have mocked the United left back for his stocky frame.

A Carrington insider revealed: “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.”

Paul Pogba could not beat Luke Shaw in the fitness tests

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Paul Pogba could not beat Luke Shaw in the fitness tests

Antonio Valencia was also named as one of the fittest players

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Antonio Valencia was also named as one of the fittest players

Shaw has been a regular in the gym in his determination to return to action, and has often stayed into the evenings to work on the cardio machines.

Mourinho himself has previously had a…



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