Luke Shaw in action for Man Utd

Shaw reacts to centre-back role

Saturday 31 December 2022 15:32

Luke Shaw says he is happy to play wherever Erik ten Hag wants him to and he's loved playing alongside Raphael Varane in the last two games at the heart of the backline.

For the second game in a row, our no.23 partnered Varane at centre-back and helped earn another clean sheet for the Reds. And Shaw says he has been enjoying the experience.

"We’ve got a lot of world-class centre-backs here, but I’m not going to lie I’ve been really enjoying it," he told MUTV after the game.

"It’s something very different and something I’ve not experienced before. I’ve played at centre-back but in a three and it is totally different.

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"The manager has needed me to play there and I’m happy to play wherever, as long as I’m on that pitch.

"It always helps when you’ve got someone with the world-class ability next to me like Varane. He’s spoken to me a lot, not just during the game, but before, and I’ve really enjoyed it. 

"And of course the ones that are not playing like Vic and Harry have been extremely helpful to me with giving details on what to do.

"The most important thing for me today was winning and keeping another clean sheet.”

After a "tough" outing at Molineux, the victory took United into the top four, much to Shaw and the Reds' delight.

Speaking to BT Sport post-match, Luke declared: "It’s a massive win. They’re always close games whenever we come here. Obviously it’s their first game in the Premier League under a new manager so we knew it was going to be tough, but I think we showed great resilience.

"We had a poor first half, we know that, the manager told us that at half-time. But when you’ve got someone like Marcus Rashford to come on in the second half then you know there is a goal coming.

"It’s a great win and now it’s time to focus on the next one."