Luke Shaw opens up on why Jose Mourinho kept him on the sidelines throughout the last season.
English defender, Luke Shaw, played a huge role in Manchester United’s opening matchday victory over Leicester City on Friday. The Red Devils managed a 2-1 victory, thanks to goals from Pogba and Shaw himself.
The 23-year-old struck a 83rd minute goal to double United’s lead, before Jamie Vardy’s late effort helped the Foxes gain a consolation goal.
The left-back has himself claimed that he has redeveloped his attacking game to impress manager Jose Mourinho.
Shaw revealed that he could not break into Mourinho’s plans last season due to his lack of threat from the left-back position. However, his man-of-the-match performance in the Premier League opener rounded off a complete performance.
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) August 10, 2018
During his post-match interview after he scored his first senior goal, Shaw reveals that he is confident in his ability to get forward and build the attack in the final third.
“I look at back last season and I don’t think I was playing the way that people knew I was capable of playing,” Luke Shaw was quoted by Sky Sports.
“This season I’ve felt more confident, especially today, and I want to keep doing that. Obviously defending is the first thing for a full-back but nowadays it’s all about attacking.
“I’m known for attacking and helping the team create chances and create goals and I did that today.
The left-back further claimed that Mourinho wants him to attack from the left flank: “He [Mourinho] does like me to attack. I think that’s why he was a bit disappointed with me last season because he knew I could do that and I wasn’t doing that when I was playing.
“Of course defending is very important for him, he likes to keep the team compact. The defending is the most important thing for him, I’m learning more of that.
“I look at a lot of videos and I get a lot of help from him and the two new coaches we have in Kieran [McKenna] and Carras (Michael Carrick) this season.”