Luke Shaw aims subtle dig at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick with Erik ten Hag praise 2 months ago

Luke Shaw aims subtle dig at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick with Erik ten Hag praise

'We haven’t had that for quite a while, and it was clear to see last season.'

Luke Shaw believes that Manchester United will have a clear structure to play in for the 'first time in a while' next season under Erik ten Hag.

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The new Red Devils boss has been putting the United players through their paces over the last two weeks, with a pre-season friendly against Premier League rivals Liverpool to come on Tuesday.

It is thought that Ten Hag has made a positive impression on the Man United squad and that players are responding positively to his meticulous work on the training pitch.

Shaw appears to make a subtle dig at former managers.

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While Shaw impressed under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the English defender - like several members of the squad - was often criticised during his reign. The left-back struggled with injuries last season, but still recorded 26 appearances and featured under both Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

United endured a nightmare season last campaign and collapsed to a sixth-place finish under the German, who took charge after Solskjaer was sacked.

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Now, Shaw has appeared to take a subtle dig at his former managers by suggesting that Man United will now have a 'structure' to play under thanks to Ten Hag's training methods.

"It’s clear that he’s a top, top manager. He has a structure to play the way he wants us to play," said Shaw. "We haven’t had that for quite a while, and it was clear to see last season, which was extremely disappointing

"We have to bounce back [from last season] and he has been working us extremely hard, but I think we need it.

"We’re really looking forward to this season because I know it’s going to be much better than the last one."

Shaw has made 213 appearances for the Red Devils since arriving at Old Trafford from Southampton in 2014.

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