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The One Manchester United Player Who Has Started Every Game Of Their 16 Match Unbeaten Run

The One Manchester United Player Who Has Started Every Game Of Their 16 Match Unbeaten Run

Luke Shaw is the only Manchester United player who has started every game of their remarkable 16 match unbeaten run.

United fell to a 2-0 defeat against Burnley back on January 22 and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's position as manager looked to be under threat.

Since then, United haven't lost a single game and find themselves in the FA Cup semi-finals and two points off a Champions League place.

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One man who has been constant throughout that is Shaw, with the England international playing in multiple positions.

Brandon Williams' emergence from the academy this season has seen Shaw step his game up and become a valuable part of United's defence.

He's kept his usual left-back position for most games, but has also functioned as a left sided centre-back in a three man defence against top six rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.

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It's a far cry from Shaw's experiences under previous manager Jose Mourinho, who made it clear early on that he didn't see the 24-year-old as a regular starter.

He told The Independent back in February following a 3-0 win over Watford: "We're working hard in training and we're all enjoying it, so we need to just keep going and keep closing the gap.

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"I'm really enjoying it at the moment, and I'm happy to play anywhere the manager wants me to play.

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"I'm really enjoying that sort of left of the three, but I'll play anywhere and the most important thing is to help the team and to enjoy football."

Other players who come close to 16/16 starts are Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes, with both only missing one game each respectively.

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United's unbeaten run is impressive, but Solskjaer has insisted his side have the ability to keep the record intact for the rest of this season.

"The short answer is yes but the long answer is that there's more to it than that," he told The Guardian. "Any Man United team should go into any game against any opposition believing they can win.

"Complacency, that kicks you somewhere you don't want to get kicked in football and any game is a difficult one."

Do you think Manchester United will make it into the Champions League next season?

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Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football, Europa League, Manchester United, Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup, Luke Shaw

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.