Neville makes a big claim about Shaw this season
Gary Neville is perhaps the greatest full-back in Manchester United history and his opinion on the position is incredibly well respected, so Luke Shaw will be delighted by his comments on Sunday night.
Such a noteworthy statement followed Luke’s superb performance in the 2-0 victory over Manchester City, in which he scored our second goal by marauding up the left wing, exchanging passes with Marcus Rashford and unleashing a low finish that beat goalkeeper Ederson.
Shaw was voted the Man of the Match by users of our Official App and his display against the Blues will surely have boosted his chances of earning an England recall, given that Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate was among the very few people in the stand at the Etihad Stadium.
“That has been a problem for him. It happened under [Mauricio] Pochettino at Southampton, a little period under [Louis] van Gaal that I can remember a few years ago when he was starting to build confidence in those three areas, but certainly this is the best period that he has had.
“So I just think how they handle him in the next few weeks is important. Gareth Southgate will be watching him intently and thinking, ‘well I know Luke Shaw and I have seen him before’. He had almost given up on Luke Shaw but he can’t give up on him now. He is staring right at him and that is the best performing left-back in the country at the moment, in terms of English left-backs.
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“It is a little bit like John Stones. Both of them are having the best periods of their careers, but they have got to do it for season in and season out, for three seasons, for us to really trust that this is the breakthrough, when they go from potential and letting you down a little bit, to potential and here we go: they are now recognising what they are, as brilliant players over a period of two or three seasons.”
Congratulations to Luke on another fantastic performance.