Luke Shaw’s 2020/21 season is one of the resurgence stories of the campaign – the defender was seemingly down and out under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s persistence allowed the former Southampton player to finally reach his potential.
The 25-year-old’s successes on the pitch for club level earned him a call-up to England’s Euro 2020 campaign, where he has started all but one of England’s four games so far.
Ashley Young, teammate to Shaw for five-and-a-half years at Manchester United, has now praised the left-back as ‘the best in the world’.
“He’s showing, especially in this tournament, just what he’s capable of. Them capabilities are, for me, the best left-back in the world. I’m absolutely delighted for him,” Young told the Lions’ Den.
Shaw has also impressed on the international stage, registering an assist in England’s euphoric 2-0 win over Germany earlier this week. The Three Lions face Ukraine later on Sunday in a bid to make back-to-back major semi-finals.
Harry Maguire is, like Shaw, expected to be involved in the game but doubts remain over Marcus Rashford, who has been limited to just three substitute appearances in the tournament.