Meulensteen has just become a reliable shit-stirrer for the papers, it's a bit sad. There could be some basis to LVG not rating Shaw, since he hasn't even really brought him on as a sub. I would have thought if Shaw is fit that a good solution for our defensive problems would be to play Rojo as CB and Shaw on the left.
Anyway, for me the automatic starters at the moment are Falcao (since he's looked livelier than RVP), Mata, Di Maria, Herrera, Blind, DDG and probably Rojo. I'd probable still favour starting with Rooney, but up with Falcao, not in Mata's position. The diamond 4-4-2 thing still seems the best option, though after this weekend you'd have to start thinking we might need two midfield screeners for the defense, in a 4-2-3-1 or 3-4-1-2 type deal.
Raf ... Jones? ... Rojo ... Shaw
Blind ... Herrera
Jacuzzi ... Mata ... Di Maria