'I told him he made the difference' - Shaw delighted with Pogba impact for Man Utd against Spurs
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw was thrilled to see Paul Pogba back on the team against Tottenham - and attributed the midfielder the difference in the Friday draw.
The Red Devils had been in good shape before the Corona virus was blocked, but had trouble continuing from where they left off in their first game in the Premier League.
David de Gea was to blame when Steven Bergwijn missed his goalkeeper's near post to take Jose Mourinho's men into the lead after 27 minutes against his former employers.
United recovered after the break when Pogba's entry from the bank got his teammates going and thanks to Bruno Fernandes' penalty scored a 1-1 draw.
And Shaw believes the French midfielder, who played for the first time since Boxing Day, will be a great addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's qualification for the Champions League.
"I told him later how much difference he made," he told United's official website.
"He didn't play that long, but of course it's great to have him and Rashy [Marcus Rashford] on his side again.
"They are very important players and maybe we can see Paul from the beginning on Wednesday."
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While United did not mark their return with three points, Shaw was still happy with what he saw after more than three months of inactivity.
"We never give up and keep going," he added.
“We felt fit, we felt stronger than them and we felt that they sometimes had problems. We went ahead and got the punishment.
"I feel great. The break came at a difficult time when we were flying, but everyone worked really hard and kept in good shape while we were free. We came back flying.
“We have to keep going from here. The [undefeated] run continues, but we have to take the draw away and win instead, because that's the most important thing. "
The Friday draw means that United remains fifth in the Premier League. This will secure them qualification for the Champions League if Manchester City should not try to remove the ban from the competition for the next season.
They are back in action on Wednesday with a home game against Sheffield United, which could face Sunday ahead of Newcastle United ahead of the Red Devils.
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