Fluke or Well-taken? Luke Shaw and Jose Mourinho comment on the youngster’s goal against Leicester

Luke Shaw scored his first Manchester United goal last Friday.

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Luke Shaw at training for the Red Devils

Manchester United have been off to a winning start to their new Premier League campaign. Thanks to an early penalty from Paul Pogba and a second half strike from Luke Shaw, the Red Devils got a 2-1 victory against Leicester City.

After the match, the talented left back of United talked about his feelings regarding his first senior career goal in Manchester colours. While talking to  Sky Sports, Shaw said, “For my career so far, it’s probably the best feeling I’ve had. I want more feelings like that

“That’s why you come to stadiums like this, to teams like this, to help the team and score goals like that. It was the best feeling.”

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The goal from the youngster looked like a lucky one. After some buildup play in the centre of the pitch, Juan Mata sent the ball to the path of Shaw. The Englishman’s first touch fooled the Leicester defender and then, a left-footed strike found the back of the nets, to give United the second goal of the match. While many pundits are saying that both the first touch and the goal were lucky, the 23 year old has spoken otherwise.

“First touch? Deliberate!” Shaw said. He also commented on what the Leicester City goalkeeper had told him after the match, “Schmeichel came up to me afterwards and said ‘you spawny man’! I said ‘I don’t care it went in!'”

Meanwhile, the boss Jose Mourinho is very happy with the way Luke Shaw played on Friday. “His game was very complete. If I forget the goal, which was an important goal for us, the performance was very complete,” the Portuguese said.

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The boss further pointed out a few more key things from Shaw’s game and said that the youngster should continue this display in the upcoming matches.

“I think there was one defensive mistake, and probably the linesman could have helped him and given a free-kick against Leicester”, Mourinho said. “But it was a very, very complete performance, now he has to just keep going.

“The mentality was very good, the tactical discipline was very good too. He still had the power to go forward and score an important goal for us.”

Manchester United play their next game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, and Luke Shaw is expected to start on the left back once again.

Let us take a look at Shaw’s performance once again.

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