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Reds treble target remains a Shaw thing

- By David McDonnell

LUKE SHAW believes this Manchester United team is the best in which he has played.

And the in-form full-back sees no reason why United cannot win the Premier League this season.

Second-placed United have not won the title since 2013, after which manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

But, despite a shock home defeat by bottom club Sheffield United on Wednesday, Shaw believes Solskjaer’s side have what it takes.

The England full back said: “Of course the league is a target, with the position we’re in. The most important thing now is to bounce back after that poor result.

“We’re second and, if we can get a good run going again, we can be fighting for the title. We’re still in the FA Cup and Europa League. We feel we have a massive chance to win all three.

“Ever since I’ve been at United there’ve been unbelievab­le players. Now we have a great group of players.

“But we’ve also got massive belief that we’re going places and improving. We feel like we can win things.

“Credit to the manager with the players he has brought in, each one has played a big part in pushing United forward and it feels different now.

“That confidence that we can start challengin­g for titles is back.”

Shaw, 25, who endured a tough time under former manager Jose Mourinho, believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s less abrasive style is bringing out the best in United’s players, in particular him.

He told the Beyond The Pitch channel: “I’ve got confidence now, the manager believes in me and the team’s doing well.

“They’re two very different managers. Jose was more experience­d, had different ways of coaching and the man-management side.

“Ole has less experience. He worked under a wonderful manager in Fergie and maybe took ideas in terms of the way he approached things.

“I really feel like he’s getting the best out of the players and, at times maybe before, that wasn’t happening.

“But the spirit in the squad is high and everyone feels involved, which is important in a big squad.”

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