Luke Shaw ‘Fully Accepts’ Bench Role at Man Utd and Reveals Conversation With Erik Ten Hag About His Poor Form

Luke Shaw ‘Fully Accepts’ Bench Role at Man Utd and Reveals Conversation With Erik Ten Hag About His Poor Form

  • Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has broken his silence about losing his starting position at the club
  • Shaw's ordinary performances at the start of the season saw him dropped by Erik Ten Hag and hasn't started since
  • The 27-year-old admitted he wasn't good enough and fully accepts the bench role

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has admitted that he is fully embracing the bench role at the club.

United manager Erik Ten Hag dropped Shaw early in the season, after mediocre performances in the club's first two league matches.

Luke Shaw, Manchester United, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Premier League, England, 2022 World Cup
New signing Tyrell Malacia displaced Luke Shaw from the starting XI. Photos by Jonathan DiMaggio and Matthew Peters.
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According to talkSPORT, Shaw agreed with most fans and pundits that his performance wasn't good enough. He acknowledged that Ten Hag needed to change a few things after the two embarrassing losses.

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The Dutch manager dropped both Shaw and under fire defender Harry Maguire from the team. The two England defenders will have to work incredibly hard to regain a starting spot.

Shaw accepts Ten Hag decisions

Tyrell Malacia has impressed in Shaw's absence. However, the former Southampton defender has insisted on getting more minutes with the World Cup around the corner.

I think Ten Hag, the boss, he knows my qualities; he knows what I’m capable of and we’ve had chats.
It’s understandable that, and I even agree, the start of the season wasn’t good enough and he had to make changes and I fully accept that, I accepted it.

When an opportunity arises, Shaw will be ready to grab it.

The only thing I can do is train hard and wait for my opportunities, whether that’s in the cup games or the Premier League, whatever I play in I just have to be ready and play at the standard I should be at.

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Maguire speaks on losing his place at Man Utd

Sports Brief earlier reported on United captain Harry Maguire losing his starting position to newly signed defender Lisandro Martinez.

Fans and pundits have been on Maguire's case for months now, a situation exacerbated by his error in England's match versus Germany last night. The 29-year-old has some work to do to dislodge high flying Martinez from the starting XI.