sport news The Luke Shaw revival: star is proving indispensable to Ole ...

Serge Aurier drags Harry Maguire out of position on the left. Luke Shaw, rather than cover the space left by his captain, goes to mark Harry Kane on the edge of the box as Son Heung-min darts into the area. 

'Luke! Luke! No Luke, run! What is your problem? Hey!' 

David de Gea spots the mistake, but it's too late.  

Luke Shaw (right) has enjoyed a revival in form to coincide with United's rise up the league

Luke Shaw (right) has enjoyed a revival in form to coincide with United's rise up the league

Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer

The 25-year-old was put under the spotlight for his display in the 6-1 defeat by Tottenham

The 25-year-old was put under the spotlight for his display in the 6-1 defeat by Tottenham

's humiliating defeat at home by Spurs back in October appeared to signal the beginnings of drastic change at Old Trafford. That, added to the viral clip of the Red Devils keeper berating his left-back, made for grim reading for the English defender.

But it was Shaw who emerged to face the scrutiny of the television cameras after the 6-1 hammering at the hands Jose Mourinho's side.

'It really hurts. It's embarrassing and we've let a lot of people down,' he said. 'We've let ourselves down and the staff down. We were too quiet and naive. There were many mistakes and we need to do more.

A clip of David de Gea berating his left back cast doubt over his future selection in the side

A clip of David de Gea berating his left back cast doubt over his future selection in the side

Shaw faced the media after that defeat and has since gone from strength to strength

Shaw faced the media after that defeat and has since gone from strength to strength

'It was a lack of concentration and then a mistake, another mistake, another mistake. We switched off. I was embarrassed on the pitch. We need to take a long hard look at ourselves. We are nowhere near it at the moment.'

Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer

The transformation in results following that Spurs defeat are well documented: 11 wins, four draws and one defeat - 31 goals scored, 14 conceded. The Red Devils can reclaim top spot in the table with victory over basement boys Sheffiield United tonight. 

The change has been attributed to Bruno Fernandes, whose monstrous efforts since joining last January have provided a shot in the arm for everyone involved at the club.

But in Shaw, United have a bona fide leader who is hitting his stride at just the right time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

His man-of-the-match performance at Anfield epitomised his transformation in form

His man-of-the-match performance at Anfield epitomised his transformation in form

Shaw kept Mo Salah quiet and was aggressive in intercepting and moving the ball forwards

Shaw kept Mo Salah quiet and was aggressive in intercepting and moving the ball forwards

Shaw and Salah locked horns again at the weekend with United coming out on top in the cup

Shaw and Salah locked horns again at the weekend with United coming out on top in the cup 

Shaw's upturn in form represents a remarkable turnaround for the 25-year-old. 

The summer acquisition of Alex Telles from Porto would have come as a stark warning to the full-back, with the Brazilian earmarked as an almost certain starter.

However, Solskjaer has kept the faith in his English full-back, and his man-of-the-match performance at Anfield earlier this month provides a perfect indicator of Shaw's progression this season.

Shaw

read more from dailymail.....

PREV sport news England batsman feels the heat as fans criticise opener after duck in third ...
NEXT sport news Champions League: Borussia Monchengladbach lowdown ahead of Manchester City tie