Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire’s training ground spat after Dan James dispute

Manchester United may be 4-0 up ahead of their return game against Real Sociedad in the Europa League last-16 on Thursday.

But there certainly does not seem to be any complacency creeping into the camp if Wednesday’s training session is anything to go by.

The Red Devils were put through their paces ahead of the clash with the La Liga outfit at Old Trafford.

And long-term friends Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw’s competitive sides came to the surface towards the end of a rondo session.

During the drill – in which players on one team must attempt to avoid being dispossessed by tackles from another team with one-touch passing – it was Daniel James and Shaw’s turn to try to make an interception.

Luke Shaw fixed Harry Maguire with an angry look

Shaw was convinced he was in the right
Shaw was convinced he was in the right

Shaw appeared convinced he had collected a stray touch by Maguire, and pointed towards him and James while holding the ball.

Maguire argued his case, however, and Shaw ended up throwing the ball down in apparent frustration when a coach sided with Maguire.

After a while the two could be seen smiling, however, and it wasn’t long until Shaw was allowed out of the centre after he blocked a pass.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to play a mixture of youth and experience in Thursday’s second leg, and will be hoping to get the job done with minimal fuss.

And he confirmed highly-rated youngsters Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire will likely be given a chance to shine.

The Manchester United players were certainly in a competitive mood
The Manchester United players were certainly in a competitive mood

“Amad and Shola will be involved,” he said. “They’re in the squad, but I’m not going to tell you if they’re starting or not.”

Solskjaer also revealed United will still be without Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek, who all remain injured.

“No, they’re still out,” he replied when asked about the trio.

“They’ve still not trained enough or joined in. So it will be, more or less, the same squad that played at Newcastle.”

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