Luke Shaw, Manchester United’s match-winner against Leicester, is showing signs he is finally ready to fulfill his potential at Old Trafford, writes Peter Smith…
“I’m up and running now,” joked Luke Shaw as he analyzed his first career goal in 141 appearances as a professional footballer.
While his decisive goal in against Leicester on Friday night might not be the precursor to a scoring streak, Shaw’s performance suggests he is finally back on track.
This is Shaw’s first-ever goal as a pro.
Reacting to the win, former United boss Moyes feels that success could be the first of many, with the likes of Brighton, Watford, Burnley, Wolves and West Ham set to be faced before heading to Stamford Bridge on October 20.
He told reporters: “I agree to the point that it doesn’t matter who you’re playing in the Premier League, they’re tough.
“But if you look at the games that Manchester United play in the first nine or 10 games, you’re not playing a City, an Arsenal, a Chelsea in that period.
“I wonder if Jose’s words the other day, ‘Let’s wait until the end of November’, I would be very surprised if United weren’t top of the league come the end of November “I think that the fixtures that have come out for them and the way it’s worked, I think will give them every opportunity to be there.”
United are set to welcome Tottenham to Old Trafford on August 27, in what will be their first big test.
Topping the table at the end of November could also prove tricky as they are set to take on Everton a week after their trip to Chelsea and arch-rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 11.