Man Utd win over RB Leipzig shows piece missing for ‘many years’ has been found

Manchester United’s win over RB Leipzig showed that the club have a squad depth they have not had “for many years”, says Luke Shaw.

The Red Devils saw off the German side 5-0 to make it two Champions League wins from two this season.

It adds to an unbeaten run of four games after their humiliating 6-1 loss to Tottenham earlier this month.

While it also means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won 56 of his 100 games as United boss, recording a better win-rate that Sir Alex Ferguson in his first century of matches.

And Shaw, who has started all four of the club’s last games, believes it is down to the manager’s work in building the club’s squad depth.

Speaking to Stadium Astro , the United full-back said: “It definitely is, especially now everyone’s playing well.

“The squad looks even stronger than last season.

“I think it definitely helps having a strong depth of squad, especially for the game on Wednesday.

“You look at what the manager had to bring on and I don’t think we’ve had that for many years.

“I wouldn’t say our bench has been weak. We’ve had wonderful players, but the strength of the squad now is amazing.

“There’s a lot of teams with good squads but we’ve got one that is still very young and has a chance to improve a lot.”

Shaw has been at United since 2014, making 146 appearances while lifting the Europa League title in the 2016/17 campaign.

But fans wanted to see his place taken by new arrival Alex Telles who moved from Porto in a five-year deal.

The Englishman, though, has been happy to compete for his place in Solskjaer’s starting XI.

“Competition for any team is a must,” Shaw told Manchester United’s official website earlier this month.

“There is competition for every single spot and you’ve got to be ready for it, work hard and give the manager a decision harder than what he’s had to make before.

‘Like I said, competition is very healthy for the squad, it’ll push everyone even more because everyone wants to play.”

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