“We Needed the Victory Over City”…….Luke Shaw

Manchester united defender Luke Shaw admits the red devils are in good spirit following their EFL cup victory over Manchester city.

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A 54th minute strike from Juan Mata was enough to help Jose Mourinho’s side book a place in the quarter finals of the competition as the red devils bounced back from a 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge last Sunday.

Luke Shaw who lost the man of the match award to Juan Mata revealed the importance of the victory of their neighbors hinting that the win has boosted the confidence of every Manchester united player.

“We knew the importance of the derby and we also knew how big the game was so we tried and maintained focus. We heard Pep Guardiola describe the derby as a final so we knew it was going to be a difficult but we went on to get the win”.

“The victory over Manchester city has certainly boosted the confidence of the team after our disappointing game against Chelsea but it feels good to return to winning and all we have to do now is continue winning”.

“Jose Mourinho said victory depends on the team that gives everything on the pitch and the confidence of the players and that’s exactly what we did. We played the game very well and also defended very well towards the end of the game. Manchester city have good and quality players but we ended up getting the win and that’s all that matters”.

Speaking ahead of their quarter final game against West Ham, the defender described the clash as a positive draw for the red devils. Luke admitted the game would be another difficult encounter but insists the red devils would feel confident playing at home.

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