Shaw voted Player of the Month for February
Luke Shaw has been crowned Manchester United's Player of the Month for February.
The 25-year-old becomes the fifth different winner this season and this is the first time he has got his hands on the trophy since March 2019. That was the third of his triumphs during that campaign, which saw him awarded both the Sir Matt Busby and Players' Player of the Year accolades.
WHY DID LUKE WIN IT?
Our left-back appeared in six of the matches, providing real attacking threat down his flank. He set up two of the goals in the 9-0 demolition of his former club Southampton in the opening fixture of the month, crossing for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Edinson Cavani to score.
Defensively, he has been very sound and another assured display at Chelsea last time out helped secure a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge, with one tremendous block to deny Reece James a particular personal highlight.
LUKE SHAW X HARRY PINERO
In a special interview that was released by adidas this week, our star man for February speaks to United fan Harry Pinero about about a transformational year for football creators...
You've had a great start to the season and this has been a transitional year for you in terms of form. What are the things that have brought you to the best form of your career?
“Nowadays the way I play I think a lot of people are thinking that I was holding back [in the past] and knew what I could do. I'm feeling good with creating stuff and obviously my target for each game is to win the game for the team with whatever I can do. Now I'm loving going forward and trying to help and create for the team.”
When we are watching you I feel like we can see the Luke Shaw we know is there. And you're still young, you're still elevating and you're very consistent as well. So what does it mean for your confidence knowing that a lot of people trust in you right now?
“Yeah, it's really nice to hear them things. Obviously, I think probably the last couple of seasons, you might not have heard it as much but I think people hopefully are starting to realise now that I'm helping the team out more, which is a nice sort of confidence boost.”
“Yeah, we do talk a bit. But honestly the guy's numbers are unbelievable, what he's doing and how he's doing it. I said to him yesterday (v Real Sociedad), 'Bruno, I'll be honest, you weren't good today but you scored two goals. I just don't know how you're doing it'.”
When I watch United there are so many players that have no stats but have contributed heavy in the game…
“It's so true. I was speaking about it yesterday with - it was actually Paul Pogba I was speaking with about it and we were both saying, you know I think people in football understand the game and understand how important that player is that doesn't get many assists or goals. But a lot of the outside world of football is all about stats. It's understandable because they watch it and they wanna see sort of them things but, you know, you've just got to deal with it.”