Manchester United fans were delighted to see Luke Shaw get a rare start but were even more delighted that he performed well against West Ham.
The Englishman hasn’t been one of Jose Mourinho’s favoured stars but he certainly made a case for himself as he showcased his ability against the London club.
A lot of United’s players were average on the day but Shaw stood out and made a positive impression that will hopefully see him feature more.
Ashley Young wasn’t injured for the match and instead was simply rested as Mourinho looks to try some alternatives before the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
Luke definitely needs to prove a lot more still but he’s given himself a good platform to build on and can yet be the Red Devils first choice left-back.
Shaw needs to be playing man! He’s looking good tonight. 👌🏽
— Abdul (@Abdulghaleiw) May 10, 2018
Mourinho when Luke Shaw plays well. pic.twitter.com/n28xHyT4pC
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) May 10, 2018
Shaw has been more of a threat in these 20 minutes than I can remember from any other player at LB recently. Should be first choice.
— Adam (@DeGeaoIogy) May 10, 2018
Shaw has impressed me so far…..
— JM (@Mourinholic) May 10, 2018
Luke Shaw has had a good game so far. Smalling not so much.
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) May 10, 2018
Really pleased to see Luke Shaw having a good game…strong defensively and also going forward…signs of what a good player he CAN be… #moreplease
— The MUFC Academy 🐝 (@mrmujac) May 10, 2018
With Manchester United linked with several left-backs such as Juventus’ Alex Sandro and Jose backing Young to be a key player for the club next season, Luke Shaw will be considering his position at the club.
However, the youngster has time on his side in his bid to be at Old Trafford for the next decade or so should he wish to make it happen.