Luke Shaw's latest performance shows Tottenham should not dismiss swap offer out of hand

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

The Manchester United defender has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Luke Shaw of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester...

In a recent report from the Independent, it was claimed that Tottenham Hotspur were not interested in bringing Luke Shaw to North London as a makeweight in a deal to take Danny Rose to Manchester United. However Spurs may be wise to reconsider after the left-back's latest performance.

Shaw was superb for United in their Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday evening, bombing forward regularly and causing the opposition right-back all sorts of problems.

Unsurprisingly given his lack of game time, Shaw succumbed to cramp late in the second half and opted to play the remaining 15 minutes in a more reserved manner, sitting back and allowing other players to attack down the left flank, yet that should take nothing away from his overall contribution.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on  during a Tottenham Hotspur press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on December 5, 2017 in Enfield, England.

This was the Shaw of old and, if he can retain his fitness, he could still become one of the best left-backs in Europe as many touted during his days at Southampton.

Tottenham could well lose Rose either in January or next summer, and they will not want to be left short if he does move on.

At 22, Shaw is a long-term investment that could reap huge dividends for Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, even if some of the club's fans remain wary.

The United player now needs to perform consistently, but he should get plenty more run-outs in the weeks ahead, leaving Tottenham to wonder if it may be worth taking the player off Jose Mourinho's hands after all.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United shoots during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and CSKA Moskva at Old Trafford on December 5, 2017 in Manchester, United...

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