England international says he took it upon himself to ‘help some young boys’ in Old Trafford dressing room
Luke Shaw says he’s happy to be playing a mentoring role in Manchester United‘s team because he “knows what it takes” to be successful at the club.
Shaw has racked up 154 appearances for United in all competitions since joining Southampton for 34 million pounds (46 million dollars) in the summer of 2014.
He featured prominently in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s roster in the first half of the 2020-21 campaign, helping the Red Devils move up to third in the Premier League.
Shaw feels obligated to pass on the experience he has gathered over his last six years at Old Trafford, the 25-year-old keen to help the club’s next generation of stars realize their potential in the years to come. .
“I’ve been here for a while now and know what it takes here,” said the former Southampton left-back. United review. “I am one of the most experienced in the locker room. I feel like I can help with some of the young guys.
“I know what they’re going through and I know I can give them the advice they need to help them move forward. It’s good that I can be one of those people who, having been here for a while, can give in more. the locker room.
Shaw spoke before Red Devils’ home game against Wolves on Tuesday night, which Solskjaer’s team must win to close the gap with the championship leaders Liverpool just two points.
The defender admits United will be in a good position to fight for the title if they get through the holiday season unscathed, as he added: “It’s crazy this season; it’s very close. If we win our game in hand , we are maybe just a few points behind first and especially during this Christmas time if anyone wants to ride a title load then this would be the time to do it.
“We have so many games so close to each other and if someone does well together and I think we can do it, then the team that comes out of this period with wins will be in a very good position to continue. towards the end of the season. “
Manchester United will await a meeting with top-flight players after their clash with Wolves Aston Villa at Old Trafford on New Years Day.