Manchester United had as many as six players in England’s provisional 33-man squad for this summer’s European Championships but injuries to Mason Greenwood and Dean Henderson brought the total down to four, before Jesse Lingard’s omission left the club with just three England players.
Luke Shaw’s resurgence story has earned him a call-up to the tournament and according to Chelsea defender Reece James, he has impressed off the pitch as well.
Shaw is often the subject of jokes due to his physique, but the former Southampton full-back’s astute figure has helped him recover his career after a neverending downwards spiral.
“Luke Shaw, yeah,” James told the Lions’ Den when asked who the strongest player in the camp is. “I think they’re [Mings and Maguire] definitely strong but Luke is a beast, he’s a brick.”
Shaw, who made his first tournament appearance for England in seven years last week, is said to have built strong relationships with his new teammates after spending several years out of the England squad.