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Manchester United legend says Luke Shaw has ‘improved’ defensively

With three assists in four games, it’s fair to assume that Luke Shaw has set his sights on becoming the top provider in this summer’s European Championships. He is currently second, just one behind the leader.

Luke Shaw exploded into life at Old Trafford last season after difficult years under Jose Mourinho but has now cemented his position as first-choice for both club and country. Ben Chilwell, who joined Chelsea for £50m last year, is yet to play a minute for England in the tournament.

Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic, who himself had to overcome a difficult start to life at Manchester United, has now praised Luke Shaw’s for his recovery, insisting that his defensive improvement has been telling.

“Luke Shaw came to United just after I left,” Vidic wrote in The Athletic. “He has suffered from injuries but was one of United’s best players last season. We always knew Shaw was dangerous in attack but he’s improved a lot defensively, especially his positioning and especially when his team play three at the back.”

England are set to face Denmark on Wednesday, with a place in Sunday’s final up for grabs. Shaw, who stole the headlines for his display against Ukraine last week, is expected to start for Gareth Southgate’s side.

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