Luke Shaw Has Turned Into 'Prime Roberto Carlos' And Manchester United Fans Are Amazed
Luke Shaw has become one of Manchester United's most important players this year and put in an incredible performance during their 3-2 win over Liverpool.
United signed Alex Telles in the summer and many thought he would replace Shaw at left-back.
But the 25-year-old has responded brilliantly by playing some of the best football of his Old Trafford career.
He again covered every blade of grass in this evening's FA Cup clash and had the quality to match.
Luke Shaw in the first half for Man Utd vs. Liverpool:
◉ Most touches (49)
◉ Most crosses (6)
◉ Most chances created (3)
◉ Most tackles (2)
He was everywhere. pic.twitter.com/o9H595kqM4
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 24, 2021
Fans have reacted to the performance and they think Shaw is matching the form of a 'prime Roberto Carlos.'
On form, there isn't a better left back around than Luke Shaw right now, anywhere. He's been outstanding.
- Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) January 24, 2021
Luke Shaw after United signed Telles to replace him #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/0mzrEie5Gs
- Jeremy Stevenson (@lfcjeremy69) January 24, 2021
Luke Shaw has been consistently performing at this level this season. I love when players prove me wrong.
- Harry Pinero (@harrypinero) January 24, 2021
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I think I'd forgotten what an advantage it gives you to have a full-back who is really, really good at going forward. It's been so long since we've seen it. Fair play, Luke Shaw :clap:
- Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) January 24, 2021
Luke Shaw has been channeling his inner Roberto Carlos since Telles' signing. He's been immense.
- Sujal Swain (@officialsujal10) January 24, 2021
Luke Shaw's been sensational. Overlaps, smartly timed runs, interceptions, deliveries on crosses, deliveries from corners. Might be the best he's ever played at United, reminds me of his form he had with Memphis on the left before his injury. pic.twitter.com/EtXO2OFNiY
- United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) January 24, 2021
Telles, who is competing for Shaw's spot, thinks his form will benefit the Red Devils.
"I'm very prepared to play," Telles told ManUnited.com.
"I'm also very happy with the performances of Luke and his hard work.
"I came here to play. And both me and Luke really develop together, both in training and games. I've played and have put in some good performances as well.
"United benefit from this as well, United the club, because we win by having good players available. And if needed I'm here, ready, focused and prepared to play.
"And once again I repeat that I'm really happy for Luke Shaw, his great performances and contributions."
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