‘I’m happy to set the record straight: it did end 4-4 and I did score twice!’: Luke Shaw reveals outcome of intra-squad Manchester United friendly at Old Trafford as defender hails training match as ‘another step forward’ ahead of Premier League restart this month
- Manchester United held an intra-squad friendly at Old Trafford on Saturday
- Left back Luke Shaw says he scored twice for his side as the match ended 4-4
- United are gearing up to play Spurs on June 19 as the Premier League restarts
Manchester United supporters have been wondering the outcome of the squad’s intra-squad friendly at the weekend and thanks to Luke Shaw they now know.
Ahead of the Premier League’s restart this month, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped up preparations by holding a friendly between his stars at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Despite the action shots taken by photographers at the Theatre of Dreams, fans were left wondering what the actual score was.
Luke Shaw has revealed that he scored twice in a Manchester United intra-squad friendly
United stepped up their Premier League restart preparations by having this match on Saturday
Shaw has revealed that it ended 4-4 at Old Trafford – with him scoring for the gold team
However, Shaw has revealed all – stating that the match ended 4-4 with the left back an unlikely scorer of two goals himself.
‘There have been a lot of different things circulating on social media and I’m happy to set the record straight: it did end 4-4 and I did score twice!’ he told the club’s official website on Wednesday.
‘Also on my team, Bruno [Fernandes] got one and Jamo [Daniel James] got one, while, on the other team, Rashy [Marcus Rashford] got two and so did Odion [Ighalo].
‘To be fair, my first goal was decent. It was from a great cross by Bruno and my volley went straight in. I was happy with it. My other one was just getting forward, Juan [Mata] played it to me on the edge of the box, I took a touch and shot in.
‘It was quite an open game, as you can probably gather, with a lot of space, since it was the first game back.’
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched on as his plethora of stars did battle on Saturday
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (left) and Jesse Lingard battle for the ball during the weekend’s friendly
Shaw, who was playing in the club’s away gold strip during that friendly also, welcomed the intra-squad match as it aided he and his team-mates preparations for the Premier League restart.
The Red Devils resume their season at top-four rivals Tottenham on June 19.
‘The important thing is that it’s another step forward. It’s getting more and more exciting now and we just want to get playing games,’ he continued.
‘We’ve got a couple of in-house games at the training ground scheduled over the next few days, which will help us step things up even further before the big game next week against Spurs.’
United sit fifth in the Premier League on 45 points – three behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for the final Champions League qualification spot.
Nemanja Matic (left) and Fred had formed a strong midfield bond before the season was halted
United are preparing for the Premier League’s restart at top-four rivals Tottenham on June 19
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