Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LUKE TELLS LOUIS: I'M RARING to Go Again ; FA CUP YEOVIL V UNITED

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LUKE TELLS LOUIS: I'M RARING to Go Again ; FA CUP YEOVIL V UNITED

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LUKE Shaw has told Louis van Gaal he doesn't want to be rested for United's FA Cup tie with Yeovil tomorrow.

The United manager was criticised for the team he fielded for the Capital One Cup game with MK Dons in August.

The Dutchman picked a side of fringe and youth team players as United were humiliated 4-0 by the League One side.

Van Gaal has promised to take the FA Cup seriously this season.

And Shaw, who started for the first time in more than a month in the 1-1 draw at Stoke on New Year's Day, wants to be part of the team to play League One Yeovil in the third round.

He said: "I need game time now. I had 60 minutes (against Stoke).

"That was pre-planned.

If I had been able to go on longer then I would have done, but I think the main thing for me now is to get a run of games together."

After suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in November, Shaw has missed most of United's 10-game unbeaten run.

It's prompted tentative talk of a title challenge in the second half of the season.

And while the 19-yearold hasn't given up hope of winning the Premier League, he admits the FA Cup represents a good chance to end his first season at Old Trafford with a trophy.

He added: "We are not going to say the Premier League is over yet, because that is still our number one priority.

"We want to win that so we are going to focus on this game tomorrow but then the league is the main priority for us.

"That's the reason I came to United because I want to be winning trophies and I think I have got the best chance here."

Yeovil secured their date with United by beating Accrington Stanley 2-0 in their second-round replay.

But since booking their place in the third round, they've lost their last three against Colchester, Bristol City and Leyton Orient to leave them bottom of League One.

United have struggled with lower league opposition in the past, needing replays to get past Exeter in 2005 and Burton in 2006.

And Shaw isn't taking anything for granted this time. …

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