Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth has resulted in two players being selected in the BBC’s Premier League Team of the Week.
Writing for BBC Sport, Garth Crooks selected his Premier League team of the week and included United duo Luke Shaw and Casemiro.
Both players got on the scoresheet and the only scorer not to make this week’s XI was Marcus Rashford.
However, when it comes to Shaw, Crooks believes the left-back is having his best season yet at United.
Crooks wrote: “This is arguably Luke Shaw’s best season at Manchester United. He filled in for Lisandro Martinez at centre-back while he was on World Cup duty for Argentina and was outstanding.
“Shaw returned to his more familiar role at full-back for United against Bournemouth and was inspirational.
“The defender’s goal was Shaw at his best. He started the move deep in his own half and finished it with aplomb.
“Bournemouth, meanwhile, have lost a lot of what they had gained before the World Cup.
“I didn’t expect them to beat Manchester United but they do need to get back to the form they showed before the international break.”
As for Casemiro, who is showing his class on a weekly basis, the Brazilian has quickly become our rock in midfield. You can tell Crooks is already a fan.
“The arrival of Casemiro at Manchester United has been as important as the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The Brazilian midfield maestro has taken his time to become part of the United set-up, appears to have made no demands on the club and is playing a major part in the team’s renaissance at Old Trafford.
“The same can’t be said of Ronaldo. As the Portugal superstar embarks on his next soap opera in Saudi Arabia, Casemiro has skilfully steered the Reds back to the top four with Champions League qualification now a distinct possibility.”
BBC Premier League TOTW
Nick Pope; Ethan Pinnock, Cristian Romero, Dan Burn, Luke Shaw; Pascal Gross, Casemiro, Kevin de Bruyne; Young Wissa, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harry Kane.
The game against Bournemouth was one United had total control of, but we were still far from our best and Ten Hag wasn’t overly impressed, despite the healthy scoreline.
It’s clear that Ten Hag is trying to increase the standards at United and we are finally starting to see progress in the Premier League table after entering the top four.