Manchester United defender Luke Shaw believes he is finally ready to fulfil his potential at the club.
The England international moved to Old Trafford from Southampton for £27million in 2014 but injury problems have restricted him to just 47 appearances for the Red devils.
The 22-year suffered a broken leg in his second season with the club and failed to convince Jose Mourinho that he was worth a regular starting spot last season.
Indeed, Mourinho questioned Shaw’s attitude and fitness but has been impressed with the left-back’s work ethic on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Shaw has been training away from the main group as he tries to build up his fitness but has a good feeling ahead of the new campaign.
“I feel that this is my season to prove myself and I’m feeling in good shape,” he said.
“I want to show everyone that I believe in myself and show the manager that.
“I’m working hard and I’ve been doing rehab each day. It’s been coming along really good. I’ve been running on a treadmill and doing my leg weights and making sure my foot is strong.
“I’ve also been doing a lot of cardiovascular work to keep me in good shape. I’m feeling good.
“The sooner I’m back the better and hopefully it is soon because I want to get out there playing.
“I’m in a positive frame of mind and don’t want talk too much about the past, but I do think that I’ve been unlucky with injuries.
“My leg and now this. It was unlucky. I want to put them in the past.”