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Ten Hag drops hints of utilizing Luke Shaw as centre-back


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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has dropped a significant trace that he might use Luke Shaw within the left centre-back place within the upcoming fixtures to fill the void of Lisandro Martinez.

The Purple Devils have endured a dire begin to this season and it has been advised that their damage points have been the primary difficulty behind their downfall.

Martinez, Jonny Evans, Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Casemiro have all been sidelined on account of their respective accidents in the mean time. Shaw was additionally unavailable for choice in the previous couple of months owing to a muscular drawback.

However, he has now returned to first-team coaching after recovering from his damage. Upon his return, the United followers have been speculating whether or not Ten Hag would deploy Shaw within the centre-back position or in his most popular left-back place.

Now, throughout an interview with beIN Sports activities(by way of Man Utd), Ten Hag has revealed that he likes to deploy a left-footed defender within the left centre-back place and that’s why he bought Martinez from Ajax final yr.

The Dutch boss additional claims that aside from the Argentinian, Victor Lindelof, Evans and Shaw may also play in that place. So, given Shaw is the left-footed participant, Ten Hag might use the Englishman within the left-centre-back place amid Martinez’s damage absence.

Ten Hag drops hints of utilizing Shaw as centre-back

Ten Hag stated:

“I assumed from the beginning after I got here in right here, I need a participant on the left aspect of my defence, who’s comfy on the left aspect of their foot, as a result of it offers you extra and higher angles and that’s the reason I defined from the beginning.

“That’s why I [brought in] Licha Martinez, to have that left-footed [centre-back]. However we now have, in our squad, gamers who can [play] left as properly, after all, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw are succesful to play in that place. Jonny Evans, as properly, and that matches by means of our approach of taking part in, and that matches to my philosophy of how I see the sport.”


Shaw beforehand performed within the centre-back position final time period and did fairly properly. Due to this fact, it’s now going to be attention-grabbing to see whether or not the United boss finally opts to deploy the previous Southampton star in that place within the upcoming video games.

Man Utd will face off towards Everton within the Premier League on Sunday night and it stays to be seen whether or not Ten Hag begins Shaw straightaway in that sport after a protracted damage layoff.

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