Luke Shaw.

Which two men does Shaw credit for his fine form?

Sunday 17 January 2021 19:45

Luke Shaw believes his excellent form has been enhanced by two of his Manchester United colleagues, in particular.

The left-back, our Man of the Match in the 0-0 draw at Liverpool, was quick to credit manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his belief and backing and also Alex Telles, the man who has arrived to push for his starting berth.

The comments were typical of the teamwork Solskjaer and his staff are fostering at Old Trafford.

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“I feel really good, obviously big credit to Ole for that," Shaw told MUTV's Stewart Gardner at Anfield. "For believing in me and pushing me. 

“Alex [Telles] as well, we have a great relationship and he pushes me each day in training. We get on really well. It’s nice to have that type of competition, but we push each other to get the best from ourselves. 

“When he plays, I want the best for him, and it’s the same the other way round. It’s a positive way for both of us to look at it and push each other.”

The defender kept a close check on Liverpool danger men Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane during the game, but feels the dressing room was far from upbeat despite a largely positive result on Merseyside.

"I don’t know, but that is why you come to clubs like this: to play against the best players in massive matches," he explained. "You always look forward to ones like this because they are going to test you. They are the best in their positions, both of them. They are very dangerous, but I think, not just me, we all defended really well today. We need to keep on doing that."

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“I think, looking back, we didn’t start well at all and we were going to suffer, and we did," he added. "But we stuck in and defended well. I feel like towards the end we had the better chances and two chances that on another day we could score. Okay, that happens in football, but a point is better than nothing. Especially, a point here. You can look, in a few weeks, that it’s a very good point.

“No, I’ll be honest, the dressing room is very flat. It’s not what we wanted. Before the game, we came here to win, we didn’t come here to try and get a point; we came here to win. We felt so confident with the way that recent results have been going for us. It wasn’t meant to be, but we pushed towards the end, but a point is better than none.”