Luke Shaw.

Shaw: We need to pick ourselves up

Thursday 27 September 2018 15:03

Luke Shaw has declared he and the Manchester United squad are raring to go as the Reds return to Premier League action against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho's men have an impressive record against the hosts going into this weekend's fixture and are unbeaten in two visits so far to the Hammers' new home, the London Stadium.

After being pegged back by Wolverhampton Wanderers last week, Shaw is eager to see a response in front of what will no doubt be another strong and vociferous travelling support.

"I feel like the team has been playing some good football. I think it was disappointing against Wolves," the United defender told MUTV, before the midweek Carabao Cup tie against Derby County.

"I don’t think we were ourselves. We should be winning games like that, especially at home in front of our home fans. We were all really disappointed and we just need to pick ourselves back up again and keep going.

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"I think we had a few chances and, if you don’t take them, you get punished. Luckily, we didn’t lose, we still picked up a point, but that’s still not good enough.

"We were very disappointed as a team but we’ve moved on from that now and we have got to focus on our games to come."

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"I feel like the team has been playing some good football, so we just need to pick ourselves back up again, keep going and focus on the games to come."

It has been a fine start to the campaign for Shaw, who was rested for the midweek tie with Derby. The defender scored his first senior goal against Leicester City and has gone on to miss only one league game, after suffering a concussion on international duty with England.

These performances led to the 23-year-old picking up August's Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards and he is peak condition as the season continues to progress.

"I feel really good," he said. "I feel strong, I feel fit and I feel like I am enjoying my football again, which is the most important thing for me – to be back out on the pitch and enjoying it."