Ryan Giggs: I rate this Man Utd player really highly

Ryan Giggs lavishes praise on Manchester United defender Luke Shaw

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Ryan Giggs says he is a big fan of Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw.

The Red Devils full-back continued his impressive start to the Premier League season on Friday night as the England international helped Jose Mourinho’s side ease to a 2-0 victory over his former club, Southampton.

He is a brilliant player and can get box-to-box very easily

Luke Shaw

The 21-year-old missed most of the 2015/16 Premier League season after Shaw suffered a broken leg during United’s 2-1 defeat by PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League group stage last September.

Giggs coached Shaw for two seasons as the retired Wales international worked as Van Gaal’s assistant manager before the 13-time Premier League winner left Old Trafford this summer following Jose Mourinho’s appointment.

And the United legend explained why he is a huge admirer of the England full-back.

“This is someone [Luke Shaw] I rate highly,” Giggs told Sky Sports following Friday night’s 2-0 win.

“He hasn’t had an easy time. His first season he found difficult. His second season he was flying and had that horrific injury.

“He has come back this year and he looks fit and he looks eager to learn. He is a brilliant player and can get box-to-box very easily.”

United eased to a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Friday night courtesy of goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic either side of half-time.

The Swedish centre-forward rose above Saints captain Jose Fonte to break the deadlock in the first half.

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Ibrahimovic scored his third Premier League goal of the season after Shaw was fouled inside the Southampton penalty area.

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