Luke Shaw identifies crucial turning point in Man Utd’s season

Luke Shaw has revealed how Manchester United's FA Cup mauling of Tranmere turned their season around.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side travelled to the League One side in January on the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Burnley, with the United manager's position under huge scrutiny.

But United ran out 6-0 winners in the fourth round tie, the emphatic victory sparking an 11-game unbeaten run for the Reds, until the season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Looking back, England defender Shaw identified the win at Prenton Park as the moment United's season turned for the better and the team finally began to click.

“It was a very professional performance and attitude,” said Shaw.

“I think that gave everyone a confidence boost because, after that, if I'm not mistaken, we've gone on a really good run since that win.

“So that game was our stepping stone to improve as a team, and to keep a really good record going.

“In any game it's really important to get the first goal, but especially in games like that,

“We didn't start the best. They might have had a couple of chances, but a special goal from H [Harry Maguire] helped settle the nerves.

“We built into the game from there on and we scored quite a few good goals, to be fair. It was a good day, obviously going through to the next round.

“It was a very positive changing room, a happy one, because we'd come off the back of not very good results.

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