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Erik ten Hag reveals why Luke Shaw has been used at centre-back

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Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has opened up on the choice to play Luke Shaw out of place as a makeshift centre-back not too long ago.

The Purple Devils have been with out a lot of their pure central defenders for the reason that World Cup break. Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire have each struggled with sickness, Raphael Varane made his return on December 27 after reaching the ultimate with France, and Lisandro Martinez has solely simply reconvened with the squad at Carrington.

With these points in thoughts, Casemiro performed at centre-back for United’s Carabao Cup win in opposition to Burnley, whereas Shaw has began there throughout Premier League victories in opposition to Nottingham Forest and Wolves.

Ten Hag was requested about United‘s centre-back disaster forward of their conflict with Bournemouth, and defined why Shaw has been trusted to play there.

Erik ten Hag has put his faith in Luke Shaw

Erik ten Hag has put his religion in Luke Shaw / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages

“In fact, you may have your concepts and a plan however typically it adjustments by circumstances just like the diseases for Harry and Victor,” he mentioned.

“Usually, they begin within the video games we’ve simply performed, however then Casemiro did nicely as a centre half [against Burnley] after which Luke Shaw did very nicely in opposition to Nottingham Forest.

“Additionally, you take a look at the sport plan, the way in which we needed to strategy Wolves, and I assumed it was the perfect match with Rapha and Luke. Particularly we knew the velocity of Wolves from the suitable aspect and we might cowl that as a result of we wished to assault over the left aspect with our offensive sport from Tyrell Malacia.

“That was an excellent match and in addition in possession you may have higher angles with the left foot.”

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