Paul Scholes: Why Luke Shaw is thriving at Man United
The Man United legend believes Luke Shaw has turned a corner at Old Trafford
Paul Scholes believes that Luke Shaw has finally realised what is required to succeed at Manchester United.
The England international has made a promising start to the Premier League season despite Manchester United’s well-documented struggles at the back in the campaign so far after conceding 13 goals in eight games.
Shaw has struggled to hold down a starting spot in Jose Mourinho’s team over the past 24 months or so, but the Manchester United manager appears to have had a change of heart with regards to the England full-back.
The 23-year-old scored in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Leicester City in their opening Premier League fixture to help the Red Devils make a winning start to the top-flight campaign.
Shaw laid on an assist for Marcus Rashford in Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to West Ham United at the London Stadium last month.
And former Manchester United midfielder Scholes has been impressed with Shaw’s performances in the opening months of the Premier League campaign.
“He has… [turned a corner] after getting stick for a couple of years,” Scholes told ESPN.
“I’ve always liked him, always felt he could be one of the best left-backs.
“I don’t know the lad but it looks like the penny has dropped about his attitude and he’s now playing every week.
“He’s been all right this season. He’s not been amazing, but then I don’t think any players have been amazing this season.”
Manchester United signed Shaw in a £27m deal from Southampton in the 2014 summer transfer window following his impressive performances at the south coast club under Nigel Adkins and Mauricio Pochettino.
Shaw was inconsistent in his first Premier League season under Louis van Gaal but the England defender made a bright start to the campaign before the left-back suffered a horrendous double leg break.
The promising full-back has made one assist in 22 games in the Premier League over the past two seasons since Mourinho took over the reins from his former FC Barcelona manager Van Gaal.
Shaw, who is self professed boyhood Chelsea FC fan, signed a new long-term deal at Manchester United last week to end speculation surrounding his future.