Shaw was booked for a foul on Carl Jenkinson in the 81st minute at Upton Park before receiving his marching orders for bringing down Stewart Downing just seconds after Daley Blind’s late equaliser.
It meant Shaw was forced him to miss Man United’s midweek victory over Burnley through suspension which he was disappointed about but insisted he will learn from the experience.
Speaking about the sending off, Shaw said: “It was a very frustrating one, especially as it came in the last seconds of the game. It was very frustrating for me.
“Maybe the first yellow card was a little bit light but I can’t argue with the second one. It was in the heat of the moment and I wanted to try to win the ball as we were going for the win. I was unlucky to have caught him but it’s something I’ve learned from.
“In every game and every training session, you learn a lot – especially in that situation. I didn’t need to go for that challenge in the last couple of minutes. It’s something I’ve looked back on and spoke with the coaching staff about. I’m still young and have still got a lot to learn.”
It was a rash tackle by Shaw but, as he says, it is something he will learn from.
His absence against Burnley was a shame given he has already been in and out the team through injury this season. When he has played, Shaw has put in some solid performances.
Van Gaal clearly rates the youngster and United fans will likely see a lot more of him before the end of the season.