Luke Shaw: Juan Mata's message in card to Man Utd star re-emerges after incredible season

Juan Mata believed in Luke Shaw back in 2019

Luke Shaw has been phenomenal this season.

The English left-back was brilliant for Manchester United in 2020/21.

Shaw was so good that he was named United’s Players’ Player of the Year.

The 25-year-old continued his excellent campaign with a great performance for England against Germany on Tuesday.

Luke Shaw in action for England

The United left-back was in the starting lineup for England’s Euro 2020 last-16 tie against Germany at Wembley.

Shaw was solid in defence and contributed massively to England’s two goals.

It was his cross that Raheem Sterling tapped home to give Gareth Southgate’s side the lead.

10 minutes later, Shaw intercepted the ball in the middle of the park and Harry Kane would go on to score to make it 2-0.

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Shaw is now one of the best left-backs in the world and one man that always believed in him is Juan Mata.

The Spaniard’s message in a card he sent to Shaw back in 2019 has re-emerged after his incredible form for club and country.

Mata gifted Shaw his autobiography with the message: “To my friend Luke. You can be the best left back in the Premier League, believe it!”

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Shaw has gone from strength-to-strength ever since Mata’s message two years ago.

He’s now one of the world’s best left-backs after a stunning 2020/21 season.

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Mata believed in Shaw and now his prediction has come true.

England will be hoping that Shaw can continue his brilliant form when they face Ukraine in their Euro 2020 quarter-final on Saturday afternoon.

If he is at his best, England will have a great chance of progressing to the semi-finals.

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