Luke Shaw believes it would be “massive” for Manchester United to finally end their trophy drought beneath Wembley’s famous arch on Sunday afternoon (4.30pm)..
United haven’t won anything since Jose Mourinho led them to the Carabao Cup and Europa League double in 2017, and they’re still fighting on four fronts this season. Newcastle United are now the only team standing in the way of Erik ten Hag and his thriving squad winning the Carabao Cup.
That is the next obstacle in their four-pronged assault. But how will victory over Newcastle affect their future ambitions in the Premier League, FA Cup, and Europa League?
Shaw and his teammates are still celebrating their Thursday night heroics after United staged an inspired comeback to defeat Barcelona over two legs in Europe. Not that they needed it, but the result has given the squad a boost ahead of their first domestic match with Ten Hag in charge.
“For the position we’ve been in over the years, and the feeling we have inside the dressing room, it means everything,” Shaw told PA. It’s been a long time since we’ve won a trophy.
People will say it is the Carabao Cup, but it is huge for us. It’s something we’ve been aiming for a long time: to reclaim that winning feeling.
Shaw added about his games at center-back this season: “Everyone in the locker room was joking about me being a centre-back. I thought I’d only play one game, but when the next one came around, we started preparing, and when he [Ten Hag] named the team, he chose me at center-back again!
“‘Wow, I wasn’t expecting this,’ I thought to myself. He said I did exceptionally well there.
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