The ‘Second-Best Finisher’ At Manchester United Is A Defender

Manchester United's Harry Maguire celebrates scoring their second goal with Luke Shaw, Bruno Fernandes and teammates.

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Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is currently the second-best finisher at the club.

Shaw has been garnering praise for his recent form for both club and country. The 25-year-old has won a second successive United’s Player of the Month award for both his contributions on both end of the pitch to the team.

Carrying on the same form for his country as well, the Englishman set up the opening goal for Harry Kane against Albania.

While Premier League and England viewers are starting to take notice of his creative ability, Shaw has also been excelling in the finishing department.

Such is his precision in front of the goal that he’s rated the club’s second¬†best finisher – only behind Mason Greenwood by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The United manager told Sky Sports: “He is behind Mason Greenwood, Luke has a very good finishing technique when he gets in that position so I encourage him to get up there.”

For those who are not lucky to witness his incisive finishing regularly in training, Shaw illustrated the same in the Manchester derby early in March. The left-back doubled United’s lead with a low shot past City goalkeeper Ederson.

Solskjaer will certainly be pleased with the improvement in almost every aspect of Shaw’s game. However, a defender being ahead of the likes of Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial when it comes to finishing doesn’t reflect well on United attackers.