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Shaw praises 'confident' Rashford after Man Utd beat Wolves.

England defender Luke Shaw reacts after Man United beat Wolves 1-0 to climb into the top four and end 2022 on a high.

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw has heaped praise on ‘confident’ Marcus Rashford, adding that the England international “ is in a really good way at the moment.”

Rashford was left out of the starting line-up due to Erik "disciplinary" issues, but came off the bench in the second half to score the winning goal that moved the Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils into the fourth spot in the Premier League table.

United started the game with the right attitude and came close to breaking the deadlock when Argentine prodigy Alejandro Garnacho failed to capitalise on a mistake from Nelson Semedo as his low strike was saved by goalkeeper Jose Sa.

Early in the second half, Ten Hag decided to make a change and brought on Rashford and the 25-year-old proved to be the winning goalscorer in the 76th minute.

Rashford also had the ball in the net a second time, but it was ruled out by VAR for handball.

Following the victory at the Molineux Stadium, defender Shaw lauded his teammate Rashford and also spoke about being deployed at the heart of United’s defence alongside Raphael Varane.

'Rashford is world class'

Speaking to BT Sport, Shaw said: “He (Marcus Rashford) is in a really good way at the moment. Extremely confident, very positive. He is world class and he can be one of the best players in the world if he keeps going.”

When asked about playing at centre-back in the last two matches, the 27-year-old replied: “I'm really enjoying it. I said to the manager I will play wherever he wants me to. It helps to play next to Varane. I've really enjoyed it with him talking to me all the time and helping me. I'm really happy to get the win and keep a clean sheet.”

There has to be discipline

Shaw also spoke about how Ten Hag is making discipline a major force at Man United.

“At a top club like this, it has to be like that. There has to be discipline,” Shaw said. “The manager takes all of that into consideration. People have got away with silly things before. Like you've seen today, if you don't do the little things right then you won't play.”

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