Rio Ferdinand rates Luke Shaw’s progress at Man United

The Man United legend heaps praise on Luke Shaw for his progress over the past few months

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Rio Ferdinand admits he has been impressed with Luke Shaw’s start to the season at Manchester United.

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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