Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has heaped praise on Luke Shaw, who has returned from a poor start to the season to become the leader of the team. And admitting that he was surprised that he played better at centre-back than expected
, Shaw was handed a chance to start at centre-back in United’s 2-1 comeback win over Manchester City and put in a brilliant performance. Having dealt with Erling Haaland
, the England defender has become a key player for the Red Devils at this time after struggling to make an impact in the early stages. Especially in the game against Brighton and Brentford,
I like that he’s very honest. After the second game, he didn’t play and told me ‘I understand, my performance wasn’t good enough’,” Ten Hag said to UFABET
. season, And you can see that when he has the right approach. He is a top player.
“I don’t just mean him as a team player, but he’s a leader. He has shown many leadership abilities. He was an example this time, and with skill and strength He brought a lot to the team ′
′ But now with his state of mind. He is an example of winning big games. I am very happy with his development. I think it’s very important whether at centre-half or at left-back. He’s a great player and a great character for the dressing room.”
Shaw admitted that he preferred playing at left-back. And it’s possible he will return to that position when they face Crystal Palace tonight, with Rafael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Harry Maguire and Vi. Kor Lindelof is all set to start at centre-back.
But with his speed and natural left-footedness, Ten Hag may have opted to continue using Shaw as a centre-back in some games.
“It was a big decision. But I think once you analyze Haaland’s profile and the combination with [Kevin] De Bruyne it was the right decision as well,” adds Ten
Hag. with them, and still have tactical understanding to make the right decisions. “
So I think it fits very well, but in other games he could be more involved at left-back. It’s a tactical choice. And we can see from game to game what we want ′
′ I think we have many players in the team with various abilities. And we can use that as a weapon in games.”