Manchester United defender Luke Shaw insists his football career is only just beginning despite an incredible 12 months for the youngster.
Shaw joined Man United from Southampton last year after spending the summer at the World Cup with England in Brazil and although his time at United so far has been stunted by injury the 19-year-old has impressed when he has got on the pitch.
Shaw acknowledged he is lucky to have been able to experience such a meteoric rise in football but said he will improve even more in the future.
Speaking about his career so far, Shaw said: ”I appreciate I’ve been lucky to be my age and to have gone to the World Cup, and to be where I am now. It’s just unbelievable.
“[But] I’m not taking anything for granted. I just want to keep on improving as a player and show people why I am here at Manchester United.”
It’s been a slow re-introduction into the team following an injury but Shaw played against Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-final meeting between the two sides on Monday and was brought off at half-time as the Gunners sealed a 2-1 victory. At this stage, it isn’t known whether he will play against Tottenham at the weekend.
Fans have to remind themselves that Shaw is only 19 and is only at the start of his development. For a player who is so young, he has got plenty of strings to his bow already. That being said, injuries have stopped him from really showing his promise at United so far.
Once Shaw is able to stay consistently fit and cement his spot as United’s first-choice left-back, hopefully fans will see precisely why the club was so willing to pay big money for him.