Manchester United fans name their man of the match v Crystal Palace

Luke Shaw

Manchester United supporters voted Luke Shaw their man of the match on Twitter after Saturday's narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Luke Shaw was voted an of the match by supporters on Twitter as Manchester United beat Neil Warnock's Crystal Palace side 1-0, jumping to sixth in the Premier League table. 

The 19-year-old earned 55 per cent of the vote, beating off competition from Juan Mata (35%) and Michael Carrick (10%), to earn the accolade in a game that was won by just the one goal. 

The former Southampton full-back was praised by fans and critics alike for his performance against Crystal Palace, with many commenting on his marauding attacking play being in tandem with his solid defending. 

Substitute Juan Mata was the man who made the difference in the end, with his deflected shot winning the game for United, but Shaw can hold his head high knowing that his impact substantially aided United in victory. 

Since moving to United from Southampton for £30million, the young defender has already experienced many ups and downs at the club. 

Early in his Old Trafford career, he was labelled by manager Louis van Gaal as unfit and then missed the start of the season through injury. 

In recent weeks, however, the England international has begun to show supporters why Van Gaal and Manchester United decided to give the green light on his eye-watering transfer figure - and why many predict he will be England's first-choice left-back for at least the next 10-years. 

In light of the injuries to the back four at Manchester United, there has been a lot of pressure placed on the shoulders of the 19-year-old to step up and ensure his side don't concede any goals. And, after their clean sheet against Palace, only few can argue that he isn't doing just that right now. 

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