Luke Shaw Has Finally Found His Best Position At Manchester United

Manchester United's Luke Shaw celebrates scoring their second goal.

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With Brandon Williams rising up in the pecking order, Luke Shaw has been receiving less attention from the supporters for a while now as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer experiment the 24-year-old in the defensive line of Manchester United lately.

The Englishman had suffered a double leg fracture back in 2015 prior to which his presence in the squad was felt enough. He had lost his magical touch after that injury and has been under a woeful spell at Old Trafford for a few seasons now.

Nevertheless, it seems like the youngster is making a comeback as a result of the little experiment the club manager did with him, in a different position. Subsequently, the England international has operated well in the English side’s last two significant fixtures against Chelsea and Club Brugge.

While the club supporters were hailing Williams, the wonderkid who has been doing exceptionally well, Gary Neville took a moment to praise Shaw for his recent performances.


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After the culmination of the Europa League fixture featuring the Red Devils against Club Brugge, Neville tweeted: ‘I think Luke Shaw is approaching something like his best in that left centre back position.

‘He looks strong and has his running back to where it was. I hope he stays clear of injury now.’

His steady growth in a different role is certainly looking good for the club, with the star desperately putting in efforts to turn his season around. Accordingly, the 24-year-old did a major share of work in the clean sheets United have been bagging lately.

In their last match, the Englishman made 113 touches and 4 dribbles, both being more than anyone on the pitch. Such impressive stats must nonetheless have a relaxing effect on the resentment the supporters possess against him for the awful spells he showcased in the past.