Manchester United emerged unscathed against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea this weekend, earning a 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders at Old Trafford.
The Reds Devils netted an equaliser in the final minute of stoppage time to rescue a point against the Blues, ensuring they stay within reach of the title chase. Now in eighth place, 10 points off the pace, a comeback seems somewhat unlikely. Nonetheless, it is do-able.
21-year-old Luke Shaw still believes his side can get back in the title race. He impressed throughout Sunday's draw, in easily his best performance in a United shirt.
Up against his boyhood club his combination play with Adnan Januzaj on the left wing was one of the key elements of United's strong display, while he proved robust densively.
The England international said, “Yeah, of course. It’s a long season and we’re at the start of it so you don’t know what will happen during the middle of season.
“We just have to keep winning the games coming up. There will be tough games, but we know we are good enough to win them."
“Chelsea was a huge result for us and when you look back at the game, maybe we could have got more than one point. We never give up and we showed that against them. That does a lot for our belief.”
Shaw has been encouraged by the team's performance in the against Chelsea, yet he believes he and his team-mates are still playing below their potential. After a slow start to the season, the club are now starting to build some momentum - they are now unbeaten in their last four games.
Head coach Louis van Gaal had to make do without notable absentees on Sunday, as Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao watched from the sidelines. With the duo back in the starting line-up, the Red Devils' chances of challenging for the title will drastically increase.
“It has been a fight," Shaw continued, "but we talk in the dressing room and at training and we know we’ve still got the best to come.
“I don’t think we are playing our best at the moment, although you saw bits against Chelsea."
“It will take time, but when we are all on form, I think we are going to be a scary team to face.”