Luke Shaw reckons the current Manchester United side is the best he has played in and capable of winning the Premier League title this season.
United, currently second, have not won the title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson retired, but Shaw reckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have shown they have what it takes to win it again.
Despite suffering a shock defeat in midweek to bottom club Sheffield United, Shaw believes Solskjaer’s side can become champions this term and restore their standing as the best team in the land.
“Of course the league is a target, with the position we’re in,” said Shaw. “The most important thing now is to bounce back after that poor result, and show people we’re still in that fight.
“We’re second and we feel we’ve got the belief and confidence that, if we can get a good run going again, then we can be fighting for the title at the end of the season.
“We’re still in the FA Cup and Europa League. We want to be winning titles and trophies and feel we have a massive chance to win all three.
“Ever since I’ve been an United there’ve been unbelievable players.
“Now we have a great group of players, but I think we’ve also got massive belief that we’re going places and improving as a team and we feel like we can win things.
“Credit to the manager with the players he has brought in, each player that has come in has played a big part in pushing United forward and it feels different now.
“There’s just a different feeling now, that confidence and belief is back and that we can actually start challenging for titles.”
Shaw, 25, who endured a tough time under former boss Jose Mourinho, believes Solskjaer’s less abrasive managerial style is bringing out the best in United’s players, in particular him.
“I’ve got confidence now, the manager believes in me of course, and the team’s doing well,” Shaw told Beyond The Pitch channel.
“Of course, they’re two very different managers. Obviously Jose was more experienced, had different ways of coaching, the way we played and the man-management side.
“Ole is, I wouldn’t say new, but has less experience than Jose in his managerial career.
“He worked under a wonderful manager in Fergie and maybe took ideas in terms of the way he approached things.
“The way he goes about things, day in, day out, I really feel like he’s getting the best out of the players and at times, maybe before, that wasn’t happening.
“But I feel the spirit in the squad is really high and everyone feels involved, which is important in a big squad, one that wants to be challenging for things.”
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