Last summer, Alex Telles’ arrival at Old Trafford looked like it could spell the end for Luke Shaw’s time at Manchester United. Last Sunday, after his best season for the club, he almost won the European Championships for his country. What a difference a year makes.

Shaw looked like the natural successor to Ashley Cole as England’s next left-back when he broke through at Southampton well before his 18th birthday and then became the most expensive teenager in world football when United parted with £30m to secure the fruits of his huge potential in 2014.