Manchester United defender Luke Shaw excited by blossoming partnership with Memphis Depay

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw excited by blossoming partnership with Memphis Depay

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has revealed he is excited about his blossoming partnership with Memphis Depay.

The pair started in Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge and ran riot down the left hand side as Man United took a firm grip of the tie by winning 3-1.

Shaw looked out of sorts last season amid concerns about his fitness and susceptibility to injury, but he has begun to justify his heavy price tag with accomplished performances at left-back.

The 20-year-old noted the importance of Memphis’ arrival when explaining his recent resurgence in form.

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When asked about Memphis’ two goals against Brugge, Shaw said: ”Of course I am really happy for him today,”

“He is working so hard in training; he was really trying to get that first goal. Now he’s off the mark, hopefully it can bring him many more goals.

“I think our relationship is starting to build up, we have played a couple of games together and I am starting to understand how he wants to play. It is great to be playing with him, he can beat a man and he likes the attacking support from me as well – which is something I like to do.”

Shaw and Memphis, who have struck up quite the bromance since the Dutchman’s arrival, were fantastic against Brugge, constantly feeding off each other and pulling apart the Belgians on several occasions.

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While the game somewhat slowed down in the second half, Shaw and Memphis continued to pose a threat on the left flank with their seemingly endless energy. Despite a convincing victory last night, some aspects of United’s play needs improving. Memphis and Shaw, however, are a pair who already look as if they’re at their best.

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