Ahead of Manchester United's friendly game with Inter Milan, Louis van Gaal dropped a bombshell regarding Luke Shaw's lack of fitness.
'I am always a trainer who sees the individuals and what each player needs.
'Luke needs to be fit and he’s not very fit and can’t perform how I want. He needs to be fit and to train individually.
'I can’t judge why. I see what I see. I have spoken with him and we have made a programme with him.
'He has agreed. We will have to see how long it takes. I don’t know.
'I have heard good messages from Tony Strudwick the fitness coach.'
van Gaal's comments on Shaw's fitness come only a few days after he had to leap to defend the signing of Shaw after rival manager Jose Mourinho claimed Shaw would have 'killed' Chelsea.