Man Utd star Shaw making late push for Gareth Southgate’s England squad in Euros

Manchester United star Luke Shaw has seen a return to form and must now be in contention for a recall to the England squad.

The Red Devils have looked defensively solid in recent weeks.

United have now kept three clean sheets in a row in the Premier League with Shaw overshadowing his team-mates at the back.

It is a remarkable turnaround for Shaw, who was in danger of losing his first-team spot not long ago.

Brandon Williams emerged as a real option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the back after a stretch of games.

For Shaw, it represented an actual competitor in his position.

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The ex-Southampton star has perhaps been complacent at times, knowing his position in the starting XI was safe.

But the push from Williams has seen the 24-year-old take his game to a new level and Gareth Southgate must surely be taking a close interest.

The left-back role for England this summer looked an assured position with Ben Chilwell of Leicester.

But the 23-year-old has been desperately short of form recently, coinciding with a tricky period for the Foxes.

The young full-back could be in line for a summer move with Chelsea and Manchester City interested.

However, the attention looks like it has gone to the defender’s head.

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This is maybe England’s best chance of winning a tournament for years and every decision Southgate makes will be scrutinised.

With big injuries to Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane, whoever leads the line for the Three Lions will be the ex-Middlesbrough manager’s top priority.

But Shaw, whose last cap came against Spain in 2018, is making a case for a place in the squad at the very least.

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“United are my priority, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking about the Euros as well" he said this month.

“Everyone wants to be in the England squad for a big tournament, but what I’ve got to do is play well for my club.

“Winning trophies and climbing the table is what I want to do – and it would be great if that opened the door with England.”

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