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Luke Shaw: I knew Manchester United would secure comeback win against Newcastle

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United star Luke Shaw has revealed he always felt the players would secure a comeback win against Newcastle.

The Englishman was handed yet another start by Jose Mourinho and was almost on the losing side at Old Trafford.

United had suddenly found themselves 2-0 down within the first ten minutes of the match but managed to turn the match around to win 3-2.

Shaw insists even then he knew the three points would be won and praises the fans for their role in the victory.

The former Southampton man was initially playing in a back four that include Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Ashley Young.

According to Manchester Evening News, Luke said: “If I’m honest yeah 100% [United would win]. As soon as we came out in the second a lot of strong words were said at half time in the changing room.

“I think everything of what was said was correct, 2-0 down at half time against Newcastle at home is really bad, and it helped us, it helped us.

“We came out a new side in the second. There’s no reason why we can’t be like every game that.

“I felt as soon as it kicked off something inside me, it was meant to be, we were meant to come back, we were meant to win.

“The fans were amazing especially in the second half and that really pushed us on and just happy to get the three points.”

Bailly had been sacrificed and was substituted shortly after Newcastle grabbed their second with Mourinho rolling his dice early.

Shaw was then pushed up quite high up the pitch with the Portuguese boss trying his best tactically to give his team all it needed in terms of firepower.

The youngster was almost a winger with the way he attacked and was involved in some neat passages of play with his teammates.

It certainly wasn’t his best game this season but he played his part in the much needed win and now United will hope he returns from the international break without an injury.

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