'Unfit' Shaw covered more ground than EVERY United player last season

Luke Shaw and Southampton players

Louis van Gaal labelled Luke Shaw 'not very fit' earlier this summer. But he ran more than his new team-mates in 2014-15.

This summer Manchester United have not made wholesale changes to their playing squad, but have spent big on their two main arrivals - Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw.

The latter cost them a whopping £30 million from Southampton - a fee that made him the world's most expensive teenager.

But things have not exactly gone to plan for the player since his arrival at Old Trafford. Yesterday he was ruled out of action for the opening month of the Premier League season with a hamstring injury. On top of that he has faced allegations of being unfit - from his own manager.

Louis van Gaal said this of his new recruit earlier this summer:

"He is okay but I am always a trainer who sees the individual and what an individual player needs. I think he needs to be fit and he is not very fit, therefore he can't perform what I want. He has to be fit first and to train individually."

But today Sky Sports revealed something that flies in the face of those claims by LvG:

Last season Shaw covered more ground than any of the Manchester United first-team squad. His marauding runs down the left for Southampton accumulated to a massive 211.2 miles of distance for the young England international - United's nearest was Wayne Rooney with 176.5 miles

He is unfit at the moment, with a hamstring strain, but he is certainly not an unfit player - which he will surely prove in the 2014-15 season.

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