Manchester United star Luke Shaw deservedly got plenty of praise after his top performance vs Watford and the statistics put him in a positive light as well.
The Englishman provided the assist for Marcus Rashford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men scored the match-opener against the run of play.
United had stumbled out of the blocks with Watford hungrier and more determined to get a win than their hosts.
Fortunately Shaw saw to it to ensure his side won all three points, putting in a solid display on both ends of the pitch.
The Red Devils needed someone to stand out for them having failed to ever get going and the youngster deserves praise for being that person.
Luke Shaw made 10 recoveries today – the most by any Manchester United player. pic.twitter.com/hc8qv4vWYI
— UtdArena (@utdarena) March 30, 2019
Luke Shaw has now provided as many Premier League assists this season (3) as he managed in his previous five combined.
Finally unleashed. ⛓ pic.twitter.com/Js8VOPFmBP
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 30, 2019
There are fans that believe Luke isn’t as offensive as many believe but he has put those whispers to rest against Watford.
No one has doubted his defensive work and it’s clear to see the ten recoveries made mean it can’t even be disputed.
Three Premier League assists isn’t the best number a full-back has put in this season but it is suggestive of a player growing in ability.
Hopefully Shaw can continue to impress offensively and turn himself into a complete full-back for Manchester United over the next decade.