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Incredibly Detailed Thread Explains How Luke Shaw Has Become "One Of The Best Full-Backs In Europe"

Daniel Marland

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Incredibly Detailed Thread Explains How Luke Shaw Has Become "One Of The Best Full-Backs In Europe"

A Twitter thread detailing the improvement of Manchester United's Luke Shaw has gone viral - explaining how he's become "one of the best full-backs in Europe".

Shaw has managed to establish himself as one of United's most consistent performers this season and grabbed two assists in Tuesday's 9-0 thumping of Southampton.


It caps a remarkable turnaround for the 25-year-old, who looked to be under threat following the summer arrival of Alex Telles.

@UtdArena on Twitter has taken a deep dive into what makes Shaw one of the Premier League's top defenders.

The thread is titled "Luke Shaw: Excellence," and focuses on his contributions while attacking down the left-hand side. You can check it out in full here.

Shaw's attacking output is something he struggled with under previous managers, including Jose Mourinho who one said the England international was "playing with his brain."

Getting further up the pitch allows Shaw to get more crosses into the box, whether that be a looping ball over or his much preferred cutbacks.

Marcus Rashford is United's regular left winger and he shares a relationship with Shaw that allows for more efficiency when making overlapping and underlapping runs.

Former United defender Denis Irwin recently claimed Shaw is the best full-back in the Premier League.

When asked,the Red Devils legend replied: "Absolutely.

"Alex Telles coming in has probably pushed him and he's been really top class in the last couple of months.

"His overlapping is there to see, his defending is there to see. It's good that he's got competition. He had Brandon Williams last year, and raised his game, and he's got Alex Telles this year and that has helped him to raise his game.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"Certainly, at the moment, as things stand, he is the best left-back in the league.

"There's Ben Chilwell down at Chelsea. Obviously, they're going through a tough time but he's a really decent player.

"There are one or two others - Ryan Bertrand at Southampton has been doing well and I'm missing one or two more, maybe Andy Robertson. But I agree with you. Luke is playing really, really well and certainly the best he's played for Manchester United."

Featured Image Credit: PA Images & UtdArena/Twitter

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Man U, Man utd, Premier League, Luke Shaw

Daniel Marland
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