Manchester United fans were certainly encouraged by Luke Shaw‘s performance vs Brighton despite the loss they suffered.
Jose Mourinho’s men couldn’t secure back to back wins as they were defeated 3-2 away from home.
The scoreline actually reflects a better result than what the performance merited but Shaw was arguably one of United’s better players.
The Englishman got himself an assist for Romelu Lukaku’s goal and was perhaps the most impressive defender in the four man backline.
Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to keep Brighton at arms length and the Red Devils have already suffered their first loss of the season.
Luke Shaw's game by numbers vs. Brighton:
91% pass accuracy
3 tackles won
2 dribbles completed
Our only positive. He has been impressive. 💪
— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) August 19, 2018
Luke Shaw has been our best player today. The only positive from today. He has impressed so far this season.
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) August 19, 2018
Shaw was actually good todayy
— El Chapo (@J_Akortia) August 19, 2018
— Manchester United (@ManUtds_News) August 19, 2018
Only person that deserves a pat on the back here is shaw.
— BollyLomo (@ItsBollyLomo) August 19, 2018
Shaw is back
— Andri Gunawan S. (@agnwns) August 19, 2018
Manchester United’s second came with practically the last kick of the game as Paul Pogba converted from the penalty spot.
Eric Bailly was the main man criticised after having a nightmare of a performance that saw the home side easily grab three goals.
The Ivorian was responsible for Brighton’s third goal as he gave away a penalty shortly after Lukaku scored to make it 2-1 in the opposition’s favour.
United could’ve headed into the break with a scoreline they could recover from but Bailly’s mistake was a costly one.
The second half was hardly better from Mourinho’s men but Shaw was one of the players who left the pitch with his reputation hardly scathed.