Manchester United: Luke Shaw reveals secret behind return to form

Defender’s fine season has led to an England recall ahead of this summer’s Euros

Alex Pattle
Wednesday 28 April 2021 17:44
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Luke Shaw has opened up on the reasons behind his return to form at Manchester United this season.

The left-back has been enjoying one of his best campaigns with the Premier League club, earning an England recall earlier this year ahead of this summer’s Euros.

While speaking at a news conference before Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg at home to Roma, Shaw explained the potential causes for his improved performances.

“A lot of things [have contributed]. One of them is the manager [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer], and I’m not just saying that as he’s sat next to me,” Shaw said, per Goal.

“Myself as well, I’ve changed a lot of things and I believe in myself more and I feel a lot more confident.

“The most important thing is I am just enjoying playing football again and that is important to have for our job, you need to enjoy it and I’m doing that.

“The team is going in right direction and I want to be part of it, so I need to keep high performances up to keep myself in the team, because there is competition all over the squad and I want to keep improving and getting better and keep helping the team to push to get trophies.

When asked whether this season has been his best at United, the 25-year-old said: “Yeah definitely. The season I won player of the year, you could have picked anyone out of the hat – I don’t think there was a standout person that season.

“I think this season is my best and I’m enjoying it and I need to keep working hard and keep improving and I feel like I can keep getting better and give more to the team.

“I need to be doing that and keep going and keep my head down and what will come, will come.”

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