Luke Shaw believes Manchester United should not be ruled out in this season’s Premier League title race. United sit five points behind league leaders Liverpool heading into the festive period but have a game in hand over their Merseyside rivals. The Reds have won four of their last five league fixtures under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and became only the fourth team in top-flight history to win 10 successive away games in the league. Despite the disappointment of crashing out of the Champions League, there is belief United can challenge the current champions for top spot and Shaw believes there is no reason why the current squad can’t end the wait for another league crown.
Luke Shaw said “The way the Premier League is going at the moment, I think it would be silly to doubt us, think at this moment in time, it’s anyone’s really. The team that takes charge, goes well over the Christmas period, and wins all their games, I think have got a very good chance. We just need to try and get consistency in our game, because we can’t keep having one good game and dropping off and then having one bad game. There’s no way you can mount a title challenge like that so I think we need to keep consistency and see where it takes us. The Champions League really hurt, but I think performance-wise if we get that consistency, then we’ll be in a much better place than we are already. Of course, we’ve got lots to improve on, all teams do at times, but if we can keep improving and keep that consistency, I’m sure we’ll be in a much better place. With Old Trafford, we need to make that a stadium where people fear to come again. I think teams are maybe not feeling that way anymore, especially with some of the results we’ve been having and the way we’ve even played. I think we do create chances and sometimes we just lack that final-third ball – that Bruno’s normally superb at – but at home we haven’t been as sharp and as good. We know we need to improve.”
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