Manchester United fans were caught missing Luke Shaw after their 1-1 draw with West Ham as the race for Champions League football goes down right to the wire.

It seems strange to be focused on a left-back after a match in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s needed goalscorers but supporters recognised the need for the Englishman.

Brandon Williams took Shaw’s spot for the crucial clash and unfortunately, his inexperience showed at certain moments.

This only made fans miss the former Southampton man even more, particularly since he has been in good form of late.

Shaw has managed to fight off the competition from Williams rather successfully, even when he was asked to play as a centre-back and supporters are now recognising his value.

Public apology to Luke Shaw. Easier to see what you’ve lost once its gone. He might not set the world alight, but we’ve struggled massively without him.

— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) July 22, 2020

 

Luke Shaw misunderstood genius

— ManUtdMindset (@ManUtdMindset) July 22, 2020

 

Luke Shaw,

I apologise for the unfair criticism. It is clear how important you are to the squad right now

Please come back cheers lad pic.twitter.com/UhpIhWTxk3

— Ruud (@RuudNotTo) July 22, 2020

 

Notice how when Luke Shaw isn’t in the team, our opposition can stay tight and compact in the middle so Bruno, Martial, Marcus, Mason, Pogba can’t be fluid/link up, they allow our full backs space out wide because they’re not dangerous, the only one who is, is Luke Shaw.

— Jay (@NotoriousManc) July 22, 2020

 

Come back soon, Luke Shaw. The left hand is non-existent without you.#MUFC pic.twitter.com/xueyID4Y2s

— Harshal kadam (@Harshal02531139) July 22, 2020

 

Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford without Luke Shaw. pic.twitter.com/nWb58u4PFm

— HEYY (@Mxhamadd) July 22, 2020

 

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