Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Brilliant' Shaw Hasn't Looked Back This Season, Says Lukaku

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Brilliant' Shaw Hasn't Looked Back This Season, Says Lukaku

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WHILE Romelu Lukaku was helping Belgium to the semifinals of the World Cup in Russia last summer, Luke Shaw was in New York trying to get his United career back on track.

The left-back had suffered four frustrating seasons at the club, never making more than 16 Premier League appearances in a campaign as he battled horror injuries and tough love from Jose Mourinho.

But when Lukaku started receiving video messages showing Shaw working away, he sensed United were going to see a very different left-back this season.

His performance in the goalless draw against Liverpool on Sunday was perhaps his best of the season so far and Shaw has been one of United's standout performers this term.

"He has been brilliant since the start of the season," Lukaku said of the 23-year-old.

"Throughout the summer we kept in touch and I remember when he was in New York he was sending me videos of him running on the treadmill. …

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