There are few better left-backs in world football than Luke Shaw right now.
That fact was evinced again in Manchester United’s goalless draw against Leeds, despite the game completely failing to live up to expectation with quality at a premium at Elland Road.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side thrashed their old rivals 6-2 in the reverse fixture in December, but created little in West Yorkshire as they look to consolidate second place in the Premier League.
Shaw should be in the Premier League’s team of the season and was again one of Solskjaer’s more impressive performers.
Not many have been able to argue against Shaw’s defensive qualities but his attacking abilities have improved hugely over the last 18 months.
He is now one of United’s most likely creative men and was always on the overlap for Marcus Rashford down United’s left against Leeds.
The 25-year-old delivered several dangerous crosses and is now United’s nominal set-piece taker from the right.
Statistically, he is also now the league’s most dangerous creative threat, having created more chances than any other Premier League player this season (50), as per ESPN.
See the impressive stat below, via ESPN:
Luke Shaw has created more chances than any other player in the Premier League this year (50) ✨ pic.twitter.com/qw9Xw4u9jk
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 25, 2021