Shaw underlines goalscorers' qualities
Manchester United’s three goal amigos against Watford have got Luke Shaw buzzing.
Bruno Fernandes broke the Hornets' resistance in the 3-0 win with a penalty just before half-time and breathtaking Goal-of-the-Month contenders from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood sealed the three points.
Shaw has pats on the back for the threesome who helped lift the Reds into fifth spot in the league and just three short of Chelsea in the top four.
“Bruno has had a massive impact. He has only been here such a short time but it feels like he has been here for a while,” Luke told MUTV.
“You can tell he was a leader at Sporting Lisbon and I think he wants to bring those sort of leadership skills here and help the team as much as he can, off the pitch as much as on the pitch, as he is doing now.
“Hopefully, he can keep that up. He is already shining for us and it is great to see.”
Fernandes impudently opened his United goal account from the spot and then Martial, equally audaciously, grabbed his 15th of the season with a daring finish.
“The quality Anthony has got is unbelievable. If he keeps working hard and keeps believing in himself, he can be one of the best,” said Shaw.
“He has got that ability to be able to do special things that not many can, but he is definitely one that can do it. I’m happy for him, hopefully he can keep scoring goals because we need them.”
The Old Trafford win was crowned with a sensational run and hit by Greenwood who made it 11 goals for the campaign.
“The confidence Mason has at such a young age is what you need to thrive here,” said our full-back.
“I don’t think he is arrogant one bit but he has that confidence at the right sort of level. He just wants to play football and he is not bothered about what is around him.
“He is not bothered about any pressure at all, he is just enjoying his football. All the lads are happy he can contribute with a goal and it is great for him. He was brilliant.”
Shaw himself has been in confident mood and thriving either as a traditional left-back and left centre-half when manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has employed a back three.
“Whenever you are on the pitch, you have to enjoy it as much as possible. I have been playing in a different position which I am enjoying,” Luke said.
“It is great to be playing and you always have to have a smile on your face.
“It is nice for the manager to be able to play me in two different positions. It is also great for the manager that he has Brandon Williams. He has been doing amazing when he’s played and he is a wonderful talent.
“The manager could play me and him at the same time, which I have enjoyed doing. Whenever and wherever the manager wants me to play, I will play for him and the team."
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