The England international has managed to win a spot in Jose Mourinho’s team in the opening months of the 2018-19 Premier League season.
Shaw got on the score sheet in Manchester United’s 2-1 win against Leicester City in their Premier League opener at Old Trafford back in August.
The 23-year-old has started four of Manchester United’s five Premier League games to earn a recall to the England set up.
The former Southampton defender helped the Red Devils to ease to a 3-0 win over Young Boys in Switzerland on Wednesday night.
Ex-Manchester United defender Ferdinand lavished praise on Shaw for his progress over the past few months.
“A young English player and I think what’s great about it, especially for young players, mentally you have to be strong in this game,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“You’re going to be asked questions, he had a real quick rise to the top as a young player coming from Southampton.
“He went for a huge fee and it all went wrong for him for a little while, injuries and what not. But he’s come back, he’s looking very, very fit now, which was a big issue that everyone was saying, and he’s got himself back in the England squad.”
Shaw moved to Manchester United in a £27m deal from Southampton in the 2014 summer transfer window.
The England star suffered a horrendous double leg break in Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League in September 2015.
Shaw has struggled with fitness issues since that setback to stunt his growth at the 20-time English champions.
Manchester United will take on promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday afternoon.
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