Luke Shaw states his prediction for Anderlecht v Man United

Luke Shaw is backing Manchester United to beat Anderlecht on Thursday night in the Europa League

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Manchester United defender Luke Shaw Photo: Luke Shaw / Instagram

Luke Shaw is backing Manchester United to beat Anderlecht on Thursday night and take a step towards qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The tournament has taken on a greater significance this season due to the fact that Manchester United are currently outside the top four places in the Premier League.

Due to their inconsistent form in the Premier League, Manchester United’s best hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League may come from winning the Europa League this term.

And left-back Shaw is clearly confident that Jose Mourinho’s men have what it takes to go all the way in Europe’s second tier club competition.

Shaw is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “Every single game is massive now, but I think the one on Thursday is huge.

“We have to treat every game in that competition now like it’s a final. We want to win that tournament.

“The Europa League is a massive thing for us now – it’s a trophy and it gives us qualification for the Champions League.

“With the players we have got, we can be unstoppable.”

Shaw will also be hoping to feature for Manchester United when they take on Chelsea in their crunch Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea are currently seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend’s round of games.

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