Luke Shaw made his first start for England last night since September 2018.
The left back made an immediate impact by providing an assist for Harry Kane’s opener to help England take the lead against Albania.
Shaw delivered a perfect cross for Kane to head into the net, and it shows that there’s a lot more to the left-back’s game than what people previously gave him credit for.
He has been consistent for United too, which is why I repeatedly call him the best left-back in England this season with few arguments pointing at other candidates.
Shaw touched the ball 100 times, completed 92 per cent of his passes and sent the ball long five times. (Stats via Manchester Evening News)
🏴 Luke Shaw vs Albania:
📊 100 total touches
☄ 100% long pass accuracy
✅ 92% pass accuracy
💪 3/3 tackles won
🎯 1 assist
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) March 28, 2021
Definitely he will be happy with the clean sheet.
England can expect a bigger test on Wednesday night when they take on Poland. If Shaw plays, let’s hope it will be a short game for the United star without any knocks.
The discussion is not whether Shaw will get into the squad. It’s whether he starts or not, and nobody comes close to him at the moment.