Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said that the man-management skills of Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are “second to none”.
The 25-year-old has made 25 Premier League appearances for the club this season. He has also cemented his role as first choice left-back after the signing of Alex Telles in the summer.
Shaw also scored the second goal in United’s 2-0 win over Manchester City earlier this month.
It is a welcome return to form for Shaw after he endured a difficult spell under previous manager Jose Mourinho. He struggled to hold down a place in the starting XI due to a mixture of injuries and form, and received public criticism on occasions from his manager.
Shaw has credited Solskjaer for the role he has played in helping him to get back to his best.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Shaw explained: “His man-management is second to none.
“The way he conducts himself in terms of how he speaks to the players, it gets the best out of them. You can see that.
“He deals with situations perfectly in terms of what is needed, especially at a big club like Manchester United.
“He takes the pressure off the lads and takes it all himself. Sometimes it is not fair because we are the ones on the pitch and we need to take our fair share too.
“For me, especially, from what I had before Ole came in, it is a total difference.
“It has pushed me to a new level.”
Shaw had “no confidence” during United struggles
Shaw also spoke candidly about his difficulties at United prior to Solskjaer’s arrival, stating that he was losing his belief.
“I don’t want to come across like I was a little kid who could not deal with being put under pressure because at a big club like Manchester United you are always going to be under pressure and under the spotlight,” he said.
“That’s what makes you mentally stronger.
“But I had no confidence at that time. I was losing my belief.
“I think that is what changed with Ole. He managed me right and I got my confidence back and I am really enjoying it at the moment.”
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