Luke Shaw has thanked Raphael Varane for all his advice in helping him adapt to his new role as a centre-back for Manchester United.
Although both Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof were fit enough to be named on the bench, Erik ten Hag chose to play the English full-back in a central role.
Shaw impressed once again with his performance, and after the match he thanked defensive partner Varane for his help in adapting to the positional switch.
“I am really enjoying it,” he told BT Sport. “I said to the manager ‘I’ll play wherever you want me to’, and it always helps with someone like Varane next to you.
He spoke to me a lot, not just in the game, but before, and I really enjoyed it. But the most important thing for me today was obviously winning and keeping another clean sheet.”
Speaking after the game, Ten Hag explained why he stuck with Shaw in his new role ahead of more recognised central options.
He said: “(Being left-footed) that is one of the reasons. You get better angles in possession, but in this game it was also important, they have speed on the right wing and with Luke Shaw, he can defend that, he can cover that.”
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