It is fair to say that Luke Shaw has had a hit-and-miss start to life as a Manchester United player.
His big-money move from Southampton last summer was no surprise given his progress at St Mary’s, but he struggled for game-time and fitness in the early months of the campaign.
Prior to Saturday’s match against Chelsea, Shaw had featured just 14 times for United all season, and had not played since the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Arsenal back in March.
A hamstring injury meant he missed all six of United’s recent victories that put them in contention for a top-three finish, but he was back on Saturday, putting in a remarkable performance against the current league leaders.
Shaw was unable to stop his side from losing, but United manager Louis van Gaal will have been impressed by what he saw.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought of Shaw’s latest contribution and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Proud of the Lads, Luke Shaw had his best game in a Utd shirt...Blackett coming on: I cant explain that...alround great performance. Bliss— θεός (théos) (@olufisiayomi) April 18, 2015
Luke Shaw was exceptional today. Great talent. Big lad.— Brede The Mancunian (@asaad_LVG) April 18, 2015
@TheMUnitedGirl Luke Shaw was absolutely fantastic. Made brilliant runs forward caused ivanovic problems.— Adam Burgess (@guvnor12) April 19, 2015
Oh and by the way Luke Shaw was phenomenal. Absolutely brilliant both going forward and defensively!— Olly (@muenchen_lad) April 18, 2015
Luke Shaw was superb, you'd think he never missed a step with performance tonight.— . (@ItsAnderControl) April 18, 2015
Luke Shaw and Mcnair did a superb job today. McNair has got a good future ahead of him. Shaw's pace though— MUFC Forever (@MUFC_FOREVER21) April 18, 2015
Was so impressed by Luke Shaw's performance. Played after so many weeks, but was simply outstanding. His runs were deadly. Great stuff.— Anirudh Eswaran (@LWOS_Anirudh) April 19, 2015