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Luke Shaw wins social media praise for 87th-minute flex against West Ham

Manchester United emerged 1-0 winners against West Ham in their Premier League outing at Old Trafford last night. A Craig Dawson own goal was enough to secure the points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on the night, as the Red Devils held on until the final whistle despite an organized press from the Hammers troubling them throughout the game.

United were calm, composed, and dug their nails in for the three points to strengthen their top-four credentials – and while the entire starting team garnered rich praise on social media, it was left-back Luke Shaw who stood out particularly for a passage of play that earned attention from Manchester United fans after the match was over.

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It was as late as the 87th minute of the game when United were trying to play out from the back resisting late pressure from David Moyes’ men, and it was Luke Shaw who received the ball in a tight position on the left flank while he was being pressed by a couple of West Ham players.

Instead of panicking under pressure and eventually giving the ball away in a vital period of the game, the English fullback showed some immense composure to take the ball past both players and beating the press – ensuring that United could get the ball down the field and try to increase their advantage and secure the points.

The passage of play garnered a lot of praise on social media platforms for Luke Shaw, who has made a reputation for himself for being one of the dependable regulars for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season. Despite the club signing some very able competition for him in Alex Telles in the summer, Shaw has stepped his game up by a notch to cement the starting left-back position for Man United.

Check out the reactions to Luke Shaw’s skill move below –

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By Sagarneel Chakraborty

Living and breathing everything regarding the beautiful game for a decade. Avid follower of all things football, with a soft corner for the Blues.

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