Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has recently heaped the praise on left-back Luke Shaw.
The 25-year-old is in the form of his life at the moment and on a weekly basis is proving to be United’s main threat in the final third. That was the case again last night in Milan as United won 1-0 at the San Siro, thanks to a goal from substitute Paul Pogba.
Shaw has been both devastating line attack and solid in defense, so it didn’t surprise anyone when he was recalled to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Hargreaves was quick to hail the full-back on BT Sport last night, saying (quoted by the Daily Mail): “He’s earned the shirt, right now. He’s the best left-back in the country.
“Last year it was Andy Robertson, now it’s Luke Shaw.
“If he’s fit and healthy, he’s one of the best he’s proved that.
“It’s been Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes, rotating the player of the month roles.
“He’s been magnificent. When Bruno Fernandes has had a quiet day, he [Shaw] has stepped up.
“In the last six weeks, he’s been fantastic. Luke on that left-hand side has been fantastic in terms of creating more than anyone apart from Bruno Fernandes.”
I totally agree with Hargreaves that Shaw has been the best left-back in England this season. In fact, I don’t think anyone comes close on his recent performances.
It’s difficult to do it season after season, but Shaw has been showing signs of significant improvement for two years now. When will it stop?