Luke Shaw collected his first-ever winner’s medal on Sunday and reckons Manchester United’s Community Shield win over Leicester can help them hit the ground running this season.
A late header from debutant Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed a 2-1 victory for Jose Mourinho’s side at Wembley, who look set to be strengthened further by the signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
Jesse Lingard gave United the lead, following on from his FA Cup-winning goal against Crystal Palace with a solo effort at the end of a jinking run.
Reigning Premier League champions Leicester equalised through Jamie Vardy as he capitalised on a soft Marouane Fellaini back-pass but it was left to Ibrahimovic to mark his first appearance with the winner.
Shaw, who suffered a double leg break against PSV Eindhoven in September, played 69 minutes at Wembley before being replaced by Marcos Rojo.
The England left-back believes lifting the Community Shield can only be a good thing ahead of the new Premier League season and was full of praise for fellow defender Eric Bailly, who was also making his debut against the Foxes.
“I’m really happy because it’s my first trophy. I’m really happy for the team as well, this can kick-start our season,” the 21-year-old told MUTV.
“I’d have said he (Bailly) was man of the match. He’s really good, he’s composed on the ball, he doesn’t tend to rush and he was strong at the back.
“Nothing got past him and I’m really looking forward to seeing the player that he’s going to become.”