Two Premier League wins out of two since the winter break have eased pressure which was building on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a disappointing January.
United now have 11 wins now this season and are just three points off fourth place.
Luke Shaw has been one of United’s most improved players since the break and his comments about Solskjaer show the team is fully behind the boss.
Shaw made the comments when discussing his competition with United’s breakout star Brandon Williams.
He said: “It is nice for the manager to be able to play me in two different positions. It is also great for the manager that he has Brandon Williams. He has been doing amazing when he’s played and he is a wonderful talent.
“The manager could play me and him at the same time, which I have enjoyed doing. Whenever and wherever the manager wants me to play, I will play for him and the team.”
Togetherness is key
This United team is not one at the level of currently winning the title this year, that’s been obvious.
But if the club are going to challenge over the next couple of seasons, a sense of togetherness is absolutely crucial.
Solskjaer needs all of his players fully behind him and Shaw is setting an important example with his words and attitude as one of United’s senior players.
Shaw missed most of the first half of the season due to injury and Brandon Williams’ emergence has made it difficult for him.
Solskjaer has done well to facilitate a way for Shaw and Williams to play together, and both players are benefitting from it.
Against Watford, Shaw demonstrated his credentials as a quality left-back in his own right with Williams sitting out.
Comments like Shaw’s are expected from leaders in the United team. It should be what we hear from Paul Pogba.
Instead the Frenchman’s silence speaks volumes, and you have to wonder if United are reluctant to bring him back into the group and risk upsetting the togetherness of a team which is slowly gelling together.
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