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Manchester United's Luke Shaw Called 'Overweight' By Former Liverpool Defender Jose Enrique

Rory O'Callaghan

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Manchester United's Luke Shaw Called 'Overweight' By Former Liverpool Defender Jose Enrique

Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has questioned whether Luke Shaw looked "overweight" in Manchester United's damaging draw with Leicester.

United suffered another setback in their bid to finish in the top four after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Shaw endured a difficult afternoon and was booked after just five minutes, before being substituted at half-time after picking up a knock.

Shaw was forced off with an injury in Saturday's draw with Leicester (Image: PA)
Shaw was forced off with an injury in Saturday's draw with Leicester (Image: PA)

During the match, former Liverpool left-back Enrique questioned the fitness of the England international, tweeting: "Is just me or Luke Shaw looks overweight?"

Enrique later added: "Maybe he will be even better player if he was in better shape because to be honest he has great qualities."

Shaw has previously faced scrutiny over his weight but has been fiercely defended by his personal chef Jonny Marsh, who insists the left-back is in peak physical condition.

“He has got a different body type but in actual fact he is absolutely ripped,” Marsh told i.

“I’ve got mates who will say to me ‘I can’t believe how heavy Luke Shaw looks’ and I promise you he is anything but. He is shredded.

“He’s just stocky, big, powerful and strong, but I was gob-smacked the first time I saw him without a top on.

“Honestly, if that’s fat, I want to be that fat.”

Shaw opened up about the criticism of his physique in an interview back in 2018.

“Of course people can say I’m fat, but I know my own body,” he said.

He was booked early on in the draw at Old Trafford (Image: PA)
He was booked early on in the draw at Old Trafford (Image: PA)

“I always look big because I’m bigger built and I’m sort of, you could say, a Wayne Rooney type of body.

“I guess you’ve just got to take it, because there’s always going to be negative criticism and positive, but both of them can make you stronger.”

Shaw and United will be hoping to bounce back in their next two Premier League games against struggling Everton and Norwich.

They will then face Enrique’s former club, Liverpool, at Anfield on April 19.

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Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Luke Shaw, Manchester United, Football, Premier League, Liverpool

Rory O'Callaghan
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