Luke Shaw has been keeping Manchester United fans entertained in lockdown with a personal diary on the club’s official website.
In his weekly diary, Shaw was asked several questions from United supporters, including who he thinks the most physically tough players at the club are.
Unsurprisingly, Shaw opted for United’s imposing midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, but acknowledged that the squad is full of strong players.
“Ohhh, that’s hard,” Shaw told the club website when asked who he thinks the strongest players are.
“We’ve got quite a physically strong team in general.
“Everyone’s quite competitive and we have a lot of lads who enjoy going in the gym. We’ll talk a lot, people will say they’re lifting this or doing that, but a few stand out. Scotty’s very strong and very aggressive with it, Axel is another one who loves it in the gym.
“Beyond that you’ve got the likes of Nemanja and Paul who are very difficult to get the ball off, so I’d probably pick those four.”
Perhaps Harry Maguire was unlucky to miss out on Shaw’s list after becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dominant physical force at the heart of the United defence since his summer arrival from Leicester City.
Shaw was enjoying some of the best form of his United career before the coronavirus outbreak and we hope the left-back can carry on where he left off when the Premier League resumes.
The 24-year-old has proven his proficiency at left centre-back in a back three as well as in his familiar left-back position, making him one of the most important assets in Solskjaer’s squad at the moment.
Competition with the fearless breakthrough academy star Brandon Williams appears to have brought the best out of Shaw and the rivalry for places is healthy for United.