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Man Utd star Luke Shaw chooses the dream 5-man team from the players he lined up with and there is no room for Van Persie


LUKE SHAW chose his dream 5-man roster from his teammates … but there was no room for Robin van Persie.

The Manchester United defender, 25, is having a stellar season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is forced to return to England on the eve of the Euro.

Luke Shaw chose his dream 5-man squad from his teammates past and present

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Luke Shaw chose his dream 5-man squad from his teammates past and presentCredit: Getty

And with the present Red Devil Second in the league and boosting Europa League glory, Shaw has named four of his current squad in his best squad.

The former Southampton man opted for David De Gea in the middle of the sticks, he defended with Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford up front.

United’s record-winning multi-goal scorer and Derby manager Wayne Rooney completed the all-star title.

Shaw explained his choice to United club website – and having trouble deciding on your number 1 choice.

He said: “This is difficult. For my goalkeeper … this is difficult because I have played with some very good goalkeepers.

“I played with Deano [Henderson] a little bit but not too much so I couldn’t bring him in, but he is an excellent goalkeeper.

“I think Joe Hart deserves a mention because he is an unbelievable goalkeeper.

“When I left England and played with him, I was really impressed with his style and his goalkeeper, I think he is absolutely brilliant.

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“I’ll chase after David in goal.”

Shaw moved to Old Trafford in 2014 for £ 30m from St Mary’s and was awarded the club’s best player title for the 2018-19 season after enjoying the resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But narrowing his picks to just four off-field players meant Van Persie, Angel Di Maria, Harry Kane, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Edinson Cavani and sub-rival Bruno Fernandes all are missed.

Shaw added: “In defense… this is really hard!

“I have to join and then I will have two people in midfield – Rooney and Pogba and then one other … one striker.

“Of course, I played with Van Persie and he was an unbelievable finish.

“But I think I would say, because he’s always on the left with me and I like having him in front of me, I think I’ll have to say Rashy.”

De Gea and Pogba are both listed in XI’s highest-paid Marca but the Spaniards The goalkeeper is fighting to regain the first choice position back from Henderson.

From Pogba The long-term future at Old Trafford is still unclear but has returned to form while Rashford continues to provide on and off the pitch for club and country.

Rooney, who left the Reds in 2017 to return to Everton, had time to play with DC United and Derby before taking the helm as Boss Rams on a fixed basis in January.

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Paul Pogba and David De Gea have both been called up to Shaw's team

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Paul Pogba and David De Gea have both been called up to Shaw’s teamCredit: EPA
Wayne Rooney plays in midfield with Pogba but has no room for Robin van Persie

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Wayne Rooney plays in midfield with Pogba but has no room for Robin van PersieCredit: PA: Press Association
Shaw chose his best friend Marcus Rashford to lead the attackers for him

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Shaw chose close friend Marcus Rashford to lead the squad for himCredit: Reuters
Luke Shaw confused Bruno Fernandes and told a friend of Man Utd that ‘you did not play well today but scored two goals’



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