Luke Shaw - Player of the Month.

Second successive award for Shaw

Thursday 04 October 2018 15:00

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw feels there is much more improvement to come from him, despite landing a second successive Player-of-the-Month award.

The defender has been voted star man again by the supporters, following his efforts in September, as he bounced back from a head injury sustained while on international duty with England, to continue his excellent form this season.

He completed more sprints than any of his colleagues against both Wolves and West Ham (20 and 13 respectively) and has been delivering a steady stream of crosses from his left-sided slot.

Shaw in the thick of the action during the win at Burnley.

Shaw, speaking to United Review, the official matchday programme, said: “We’re professionals and I won’t be getting too carried away. I’ll just keep doing my job, keep working hard, keep doing what the manager and coaching staff say. I still want to improve and I still feel like I can improve massively, so that’s what I want to do, improve as a player and a person off the pitch as well and help the team out as much as possible.”

The 23-year-old finished ahead on 40 per cent in our app poll, ahead of fellow nominees David De Gea (37%) and Marouane Fellaini (23%). With another impressive performance already under his belt in October, in the 0-0 draw with Valencia, he will be looking to maintain this level of consistency throughout the month.

August's accolade was the first time Shaw earned the Player-of-the-Month trophy, since he joined the club from Southampton in the summer of 2014.

The last player to win consecutive monthly awards was Anthony Martial, in September and October 2017.

Thank you to everybody who voted in the poll.

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