Luke Shaw: Why I’m sure I will be a success at Man United
Luke Shaw reflects on his first few months at Manchester United
Luke Shaw is confident that he is set to enjoy a successful career at Manchester United following a stuttering start to life at Old Trafford.
The England international has struggled to find consistent form for Louis van Gaal’s side so far this season and has been limited to just 13 starts in the Premier League due to form and fitness issues.
Shaw was in impressive form against Chelsea on Saturday, however, as the left-back played 80 minutes of United’s 1-0 loss to the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
The 19-year-old admits that he has struggled during the first few months of his time at Old Trafford – but is confident that he will develop into a top player for the Red Devils.
“I am still young and coming to the biggest club in the world hasn’t been easy for me,” Shaw told the Manchester Evening News. “I haven’t been playing and there has been a lot of negative comments about me.
“It is something that isn’t nice and I’ve tried to ignore it, but hopefully the Chelsea game is the start of me coming back. I am positive. It was my first performance for six weeks, so it was great to be back on the pitch.”
The defender also paid tribute to United boss Van Gaal for helping him to settle into life at the club.
“Over the last three weeks, I have learned a lot from him. He has two sides to him,” he added. “He is genuinely a really nice guy and a great manager. Credit to him for trusting me in a big game like Chelsea.”
Shaw will be hoping to feature when United return to Premier League action with a trip to Everton on Sunday.