Shaw delighted as he scores first career goal
Shaw’s second-half goal put Jose Mourinho’s side in the driving seat at Old Trafford, and the defender has now admitted he wants to make this season as impacting as possible and become a global name.
‘I don’t want to speak too soon after one game but I’ve been working really hard and I want to be up there with the best left backs in the world,’ Shaw told Sky Sports following United’s 2-1 win.
‘With a great manager and great team-mates around me I think I’ve got the foundations to do that here at Manchester United.’
A troubled period at United and tensions with Mourinho saw Shaw fall down the pecking order and gradually become overlooked by the England national team.
I’ve been to the World Cup in Brazil and that was amazing so I want to be in the World Cups and the Euros.’
Reflecting on his first United strike, Shaw admitted he hit a career high under the lights at Old Trafford and is desperate to repeat the feeling over and over again.
‘For me, for my career so far it’s probably the best feeling I’ve had.
‘I want more feelings like that and that’s why you come to stadiums like this, to help the team and score goals like that. The best feeling to date was today,’ Shaw added.
‘[I’m] very pleased, very pleased. Not just with that [goal] but in 90 minutes he made just one mistake, and it’s the kind of mistake where probably the linesman could help him and give a freekick for us and resolve the problem,’ said the Portuguese.
‘He was very good defensively and was good on the ball.
‘Physically he coped well. He had a good pre-season – he was one of the guys who had a complete pre-season playing every match and training for five weeks.’