‘Lazy’ Man Utd star ‘should be worried’ about imminent transfer as Ten Hag is told to ‘get’ Spurs man

Lewis Oldham
Man Utd transfer
Luke Shaw and Casemiro in action against Aston Villa.

England international Luke Shaw has been told that he “should be worried” by Manchester United’s interest in Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella.

Shaw is currently Erik ten Hag’s first-choice left-back but he has picked up an injury that will rule him out for a few weeks.

It has since been reported that Man Utd have entered the market for a left-back to cover for Shaw and they are being heavily linked with Cucurella.

Chelsea splashed out around £60m to sign Cucurella from Brighton last summer and he was one of their players who struggled last term in what was a dreadful season for the London outfit.

Man Utd are offering him a chance to rebuild his reputation and the Spaniard has reportedly ‘green-lighted’ a move to Old Trafford.

Ex-United player Paul Parker thinks the arrival of Cucurella should make Shaw feel “very worried”.

“Luke Shaw should be worried. Very, very worried because Cucurella can also play in midfield,” Parker told mybettingsites.

“He’s maybe more reliable than Luke Shaw in that left back position. You don’t always know what you’re going to get with Luke Shaw. He has mood swings when he plays. He’ll give away fouls because he’s lazy.

“He always needs a kick up the bottom and it shouldn’t be that way.”

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On Cucurella, he added: “Judging by last season, everyone’s levels at Chelsea dropped.

“Three different managers in a season doesn’t bode well for a side that’s trying to win the league and Champions League.

“It will be a different style at United. Brighton he played in a team where the strength was ball retention. People question him defensively but he’s very good going forward and he’s got some tenacity.

“There’s a chance he’ll do well at United. After doing so well at Brighton and then struggling at Chelsea, he’ll want to give everything to make up for lost time at United.”

Tottenham’s Piere-Emile Hojbjerg is another player Man Utd are being linked with as they look at potential alternatives to Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat.

Parker thinks Hojbjerg has “so much to give” and Man Utd “have to go and get him”.

“Højbjerg has so much to give and if United can get him at a good price then they have to go and get him. He’ll play weekly,” Parker continued.

“Conte and Mourinho played him weekly and always looked like their best midfielder.

“He got dragged down by being in a poor Spurs team with the blandest midfield players.

“If he played for Manchester United he would have more freedom and would maybe flourish in the same way Bissouma is flourishing now.”

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