Man Utd star Shaw: We need to be better because last season was somewhere near embarrassing.

Shaw is optimistic about the new season.

Luke Shaw is optimistic about the new season. [Getty Images]

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is hoping to perform better than he did last season when he won the club's player of the year award.

The England international who joined the Red Devils from Southampton for £27m back in 2014, says there is a lot more to come from him and he also spoke about the disappointing end to the 2018-19 season that saw United finish in sixth place in the Premier League.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of their new campaign that starts with a clash against Frank Lampard's this coming Sunday, Shaw said: "From a personal point of view, it was a better season than I have had for a while but I still think I can do much better.

"I didn't really feel like anyone deserved the player-of-the-year award because of the season we had as a team. There is more to come from me and everyone needs to be better because last season was somewhere near embarrassing."

He added: "We were all very disappointed. It hurt even more that there were so many English teams around us who were playing in finals and had done well while we were just on holiday. There was nothing we could do about it other than watch the games and think. Of course it hurt. We all felt it. We have a lot to prove this season and I am sure we will.

"We are going to have a much better season."

On United's playing style which has come under immense scrutiny over the years, the left-back said: "We are Manchester United.

"We should be having more possession than we have been having in the last couple of years. We have worked on that more this summer."

The 24-year-old also revealed he is due to become a father for the first time in early December.

"I have got a few months to get a baby celebration in," he said with a blistering smile.

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