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Shaw reveals reasons for improved Manchester United form

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The England international had troubles finding consistency earlier but has held down the left-back position for the Red Devils this season.

Luke Shaw credits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Alex Telles for “pushing him” to improve his game at Manchester United.

Struggling for form and fitness, Shaw had a hard time delivering on the expectations in his previous seasons at Old Trafford after making the move from Southampton in 2014.

Telles, who signed for the club in January, was expected to slot straight into Solskjaer’s starting XI with Shaw becoming his back-up. 

The 25-year-old Englishman, however, has upped his game in the face of pressure and become the go-to option at left-back.

He has made 14 Premier League appearances in what is arguably the best season of his career so far. 

“I feel really good, obviously big credit to Ole for that,” Shaw told MUTV  when asked to explain the turn-around in form. “For believing in me and pushing me.

“Alex [Telles] as well, we have a great relationship and he pushes me each day in training. We get on really well. It’s nice to have that type of competition, but we push each other to get the best from ourselves.

“When he plays, I want the best for him, and it’s the same the other way round. It’s a positive way for both of us to look at it and push each other.”