Luke Shaw says this current Manchester United squad is the ‘best’ he has played in since joining the club from Southampton in 2014 and that his boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing a ‘brilliant’ job at the club this season despite the Red Devils still being outside of the top four of the Premier League.
Even though Manchester are currently on a 16-match unbeaten run in the Premier League and they have won four of their last five games, Solskjaer’s side is still two points behind fourth placed Chelsea and three behind third placed Leicester City.
“The manager has done a brilliant job,” the Red Devils left-back told Sky Sports. “Of course the players he has brought in, the group of players now, we all get on really well and I think there is a great happiness in and around the training ground each day.
“Everyone is smiling, everyone is enjoying each other’s company and I think that is important to have a successful team. Everyone wants the same thing and gets along with each other and I can see a big change in the group not just on the pitch, but with each other off the pitch too.”
Shaw feels that the confidence felt by United is showing in their style of play and the results. “Over the past years, it hasn’t always been the most exciting and we have not always played as well as I feel like we are at the moment – especially in my time here. This is the most confident [we have felt]. Around the training ground and on the pitch now, the confidence is so high and we are going into games now full of belief.”
“A big turning point was going 1-0 down [against Bournemouth] the other day. In recent times we would have struggled with getting results, but I think that is a sign that we are going in the right direction. Of course we are very happy with how things are going but of course there is still room for improvement we all believe.”