Manchester United Double winner Dimitar Berbatov has said Luke Shaw is the best left-back in the country at the moment.
Shaw’s amazing transformation under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer proves he’s finally grown as a player.
Berbatov told Betfair: “I thought Luke was man of the match [against Man City]. He was great in that game.
“He was going into tackles, working hard, passing well and playing in a no-nonsense manner. His transformation under Ole shows that he has grown into the position.
“I saw a meme saying that since United signed Alex Telles, Shaw has turned into the best defender in Europe.
“If we put the joke aside, this is what competition can do for you sometimes. You feel comfortable, then the team buy someone in your position and you realise that you need to prove how good you are.
“This then brings the best out of you. Competition is certainly one of the factors that has helped him develop and improve.
“It also comes down to personal motivation, you don’t know about his private life and whether he feels comfortable. He was great on Sunday, as was the whole team.
“There are lots of good players in both the left and right-back positions for England. Gareth Southgate has decisions to make and he is now the best left-back in my opinion.
“He now just needs to back it up. He just needs to stick to his trends, keep it simple and he’ll be an even better player.”