Luke Shaw has rightly earned a little bit of praise recently for his performances as part of a back three.

Gary Neville even said on social media after the Brugge game that he felt it was Shaw’s best position.

Against Watford, Shaw was moved to play at left-back with United switching formation to a 4-2-3-1.

He looked full of confidence and put in arguably his best left-back performance of the whole season.

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Attack and defence

Shaw made a positive contribution at both ends off the pitch in the 3-0 win over Watford.

It was his run forward which began the move leading to Anthony Martial’s excellent individual goal.

 

Shaw was also one of six United players to land a shot on target.

Defensively Shaw continued to play his part in United’s ongoing run of domestic clean sheets. He won four tackles, three interceptions and made five clearances.

Brandon Williams sat this one out for a much needed rest and Shaw’s performance will give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a dilemma.

If United move back to playing four in defence and there is only one spot for Williams and Shaw, it is no longer an easy decision.

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