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Luke Shaw reveals conversations with Erik ten Hag about poor form saying he ‘fully accepts’ being dropped after Manchester United’s losing Premier League start


England’s Luke Shaw has revealed to talkSPORT that he has held talks with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag over his poor form.

Shaw scored England’s first goal in their 3-3 Nations League draw with Germany, coming in at the far post to score a scoreless run that hampered Three Lions World Cup preparations .

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Shaw halted a poor start to the season with an important goal for England

Things at club level have been below par

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Things at club level have been below par

The left-back scored his third goal for England, with his last coming in the Euro 2020 final last summer, however things have been far from easy since then.

At club level, Shaw’s United recorded their worst Premier League campaign in 2021/22, and despite starting the first two games of the current campaign, the 27-year-old has only appeared once since then for the Red Devils.

Shaw was part of the side that lost 2-1 to Brighton and 4-0 to Brentford to start the campaign, and along with Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo has since been dropped by new manager Ten Hag, whose side won. every league game since.

Speaking to talkSPORT about increasing his minutes ahead of the World Cup, Shaw said: “That’s what everyone wants.

“I think Ten Hag, the boss, he knows my qualities, he knows what I’m capable of and we had discussions.

“It’s understandable, and I even agree, the start of the season was not good enough and he had to make changes and I fully accept it, I accepted it.

Shaw doesn't complain about being let go by Ten Hag

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Shaw doesn’t complain about being let go by Ten Hag


“The only thing I can do is train hard and wait for my opportunities, whether it’s in the cup games or in the Premier League, whatever I play, I just have to be ready and play at the level I want to play. should be.”

Shaw also spoke of criticism from England manager Gareth Southgate who has come under intense pressure with a six-game Nations League winless campaign seeing his side struggle in the run-up to the World Cup.

But as the manager previously led his side to a Euro final and a World Cup semi-final, Shaw found the criticism difficult to understand.

Shaw insists England will be ready for the World Cup

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Shaw insists England will be ready for the World Cup

“You look at the results of the last two major tournaments and it’s weird how people can attack it and say it’s not good enough,” he explained.

“At the moment we haven’t won, we have to win a major tournament to perform extremely well, but we are going in the right direction and he is guiding us in the right direction.

“Since he first arrived you have seen the difference between the England team and where we are now, but of course recent results have not been good enough and we will be ready. for the World Cup.”

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Luke Shaw reveals conversations with Erik ten Hag about poor form saying he 'fully accepts' being dropped after Manchester United's losing Premier League start

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