Manchester United full back Luke Shaw has said the team’s high fitness levels helped them come back from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Tottenham Hotspur.
Steven Bergwijn scored the opening goal for Tottenham before Bruno Fernandes equalised from the penalty spot in the second half in what was United’s first competitive match in 99 days.
“We never give up and we kept going,” he told Manchester United’s official website on the pitch after the final whistle.
“We felt fit, we felt stronger than them and we felt like they were struggling at times. We kept going and got the penalty.
“I feel great. The break came at a difficult time as we were flying, but everyone’s worked really hard and kept in great shape over the period we had off. We’ve come back flying.
“We need to push on from here. The [unbeaten] run keeps going but we need to take away the draws and get the wins instead because that’s the most important thing.”
Shaw also heaped praise on Paul Pogba who came off the bench in the 63rd minute and made a significant impact, which included being felled for the spot-kick.
“I told him afterwards how much of a difference he made,” Shaw said.
“He didn’t play for that long but obviously it’s great to have him and Rashy [Marcus Rashford] back in the side.
“They are very important players and maybe we can see Paul from the start on Wednesday.”