Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at home to Liverpool was hard-fought. Injuries killed the game, with both sides unable to find the back of the net.
From matches like this, you have to look at the positives. Without doubt, the biggest plus was keeping a clean sheet. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were all kept quiet throughout – with Luke Shaw doing a terrific job on the latter.
The Egyptian didn’t get a sniff of an opportunity, with our Shaw winning tackles, remaining strong, not diving in and winning the aerial duels too. Following the game, Romelu Lukaku has been speaking to the media about the resurgence of the Southampton academy product, as he heaped praise on the Englishman.
“He has always had the potential of being one of the best left-backs in the world,” the Belgian said, per the Manchester Evening News.
“From the time when I sued to play against him when he was at Southampton to now, he has had his injuries but he’s playing regularly now and I am really happy for him. I hope he is going to keep on delivering now”
I think that when we signed Shaw, we had every right to be extremely excited about his future. He came with promise aplenty, but injuries massively hampered his Red Devils career in the early-goings.
Now, we’re seeing a player who is getting back to his best. Even under Jose Mourinho, Shaw was looking excellent. He’s given the manager one less problem to worry about due to always being available and it’s wonderful to think that the worst is now firmly behind him.
As the confidence grows, this lad is only going to get better. His game against Liverpool was the best I’ve ever seen him play at United, particularly defensively, and I’m genuinely excited to see how strongly he finishes out the season.