Tuesday, January 31, 2023

It´s too early to think about winning the Premier League, says Man Utd defender Shaw

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 15 Jan 2023


Manchester United defender Luke Shaw insists no one at the club is thinking about a Premier League title charge this season.

United continued their fine recent form on Saturday as goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford saw them come from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Old Trafford.

The result maintained a superb record since August 22, when victory over Liverpool gave them their first win of the season. They have amassed 38 points since, with no other team in the top flight having picked up more in that spell.

They are now just six points adrift of leaders Arsenal, who have a game in hand, but Shaw is adamant no one at Old Trafford is getting carried away.

“It’s too early to think about that [winning the league],” Shaw said. “Right now as a team we have to make sure we have the right consistency in performances and results.

“It’s always about winning. If you play well or not you need to be winning, and recently we’ve been doing that. We’ve not been playing our best but we’ve still been winning games.

“We’re still in four competitions. We’re Manchester United, we have to aim high, and of course we want to win all four but whether that happens or not is down to us, it’s down to the way we act, the way we rest and get ready for the next game.

“Now we have to forget about this game, forget about this win. We have a massive game on Wednesday against Crystal Palace.”

City were furious about United’s equaliser as Fernandes curled home past Ederson after Rashford, who was in an offside position, ran onto the pass but did not touch the ball, with the initial offside decision being overruled by VAR.

Shaw, who again played in central defence alongside Raphael Varane, can see why City players were unhappy, but believes it was the right decision to give the goal.

He added: “Of course, you can understand where they are coming from – if I’m on the other team we’re all doing the same – but I think Rashy was clever to know that Bruno was there and leave the ball. For me it was a goal.”



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