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Luke Shaw feels Manchester United have already made a ‘big improvement’ under new manager Erik ten Hag.

The Red Devils have made a very impressive start to pre-season under the Dutchman, picking up convincing wins against Liverpool and Melbourne Victory.

And Shaw thinks there have already been positive signs, as the team look to bounce back from their disastrous 2021-22 campaign when they finished down in sixth.

Shaw told Manchester United’s official website:

We can’t be satisfied anymore with how the team had been going.

It’s not where the club should be and we know the levels have had to take a massive step in terms of higher intensity and what we’re supposed to be doing and I think from the start of the last two weeks, especially in training, it’s definitely a big improvement.

Even in the games, I think you could see things that probably you haven’t seen before, so I think there are things to look forward to.

The manager knows what the team needs, he has his own style and how he wants to manage and all the players have really taken it on board.’

He’s very hands-on and he takes a lot of the sessions. He’s involved a lot and if he sees people aren’t hitting the standards that he wants in training, he’ll make sure they know.

I think that’s good, because he keeps the standards high. There’s still much more to come from us and this is only the start.

Last season was very disappointing, not just as a team but also individually for me.

It wasn’t what people expect or what I expect and I think this season is another fresh start.

Now it’s time for me to keep consistency and keep higher levels of performance week in, week out which I’ve spoken to the manager about already and that’s what he wants.

Shaw endured a difficult 2021-22 season as he featured in just 20 league games due to a combination of injuries and loss of form.

By Amara

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