Shaw delighted as he scores first career goal

Luke Shaw has set his sights on not only becoming Manchester United’s first choice left-back this season, but also one of the best in the world in his position.

The 23-year-old hit the back of the net for the first time in his senior career as United opened their Premier League campaign with victory over Leicester on Friday evening.

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.

This season Shaw is looking to turn that all around, and make himself a Three Lions regular and somebody who is relied upon for major tournaments.

‘I want to be back in the England squad and involved in competitions like the World Cup.

‘Mentally that pushed me on even more because over the summer it was amazing to see how well they done but then disappointing for myself to be sat at home watching.

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.

Mourinho was keen to praise his full-back, though did note he still made at least one mistake during the evening’s play.

‘[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.’

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