Luke Shaw took to Twitter to try to retract what he said in a recent interview in Match of the Day magazine.
The Manchester United left-back infamously grew up supporting their Premier League rivals Chelsea and suggested that he didn't know if he would celebrate if he scored against them.
The original quotes state: "I haven’t scored yet so I don’t know. If my first goal was to come against Chelsea I’m not sure what I’d do."
Several publications took that as a hint that Shaw still has strong feelings for Chelsea and, unsurprisingly, that did not go down too well with the Manchester United faithful.
To clear things up, Shaw took to his Twitter account to try to clarify the situation. Responding to a fan, he said that he would of course celebrate if he scored against the Blues.
Shaw told his Twitter followers: "lol of course I would , papers mixing up what I said once again."
The 19-year-old may not even get the chance to score against Chelsea when Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge for a game that could throw his team back into the title race.
Struggling to start
Daley Blind has impressed as a makeshift left-back and is even forming a successful partnership with Ashley Young. The pair tore Manchester City apart last weekend and the manager is likely to stick with it in west London.
As a result, Shaw is likely to start the game on the bench and will watch Chelsea play the way he used to; on a seat. A may not make Chelsea fans happy but it would give Shaw and his team-mates hope that they can still win the Premier League title.
Louis van Gaal's men are eight points of the leaders and have also played a game more, but with Chelsea still to play Arsenal and Liverpool, a win this weekend would grant them at least a slim chance.
A bad start
Whatever happens, it will not be deemed as a successful campaign for Shaw. Having joined from Southampton in an incredible £30million deal, the young England international has failed to push his game forward.
He himself graded his debut season at Old Trafford as a C- in the same interview and few on the Carrington training ground would disagree.
Must do better.
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