Jose Mourinho rang the changes for Manchester United’s trip to West Ham and a rare beneficiary was Luke Shaw, who was fielded at left-wing-back against the Hammers.
On another tedious night for United, the man valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt was a bright spot, coming closest to scoring when his lashed shot was diverted onto the post by the foot of Adrian and remaining solid throughout.
The game looked set to peter out before Paul Pogba and Mark Noble squared up to each other and the fact it was Shaw who was the first on the scene to help out his outnumbered team-mates went down well with the Reds fans.
For a player who has been criticised by Mourinho at times this season, the former Southampton man showed impressive commitment and willingness to fight for the shirt and for his team-mates.
That kind of attitude will always impress the fans and we’ve taken a closer look at the most impassioned of the responses…
— Fahad Naseem Sayed (@fahdsayd7) May 10, 2018
Great performance today!🔴🙏🏻 A true warrior!! pic.twitter.com/cBbHxrj9KE
— Daniel (@dm4nHD) May 10, 2018
My Left Back https://t.co/UTDaLIeDmQ
— Man Utd Updates Ⓜ️ (@ManUtdUpdatez) May 10, 2018
Defending a teammate is priceless, Luke. Good match in general too
— Dima Morozov (@Karych_In_Goal) May 10, 2018
Well played tonight and even better getting stuck in for your teammates and the goal is coming had you at 45/1
— patrick john crerand (@pjcrerand) May 10, 2018
Well played today! Definitely deserves more playing time imo. Also just a legend for standing up for Paul pic.twitter.com/xVnIdTQsc4
— (@lukakusleague) (@MasterFergie) May 11, 2018
Give it back to them Luke
— Kyle Philip (@KylePhilip) May 11, 2018
You are brave I love you😍😭😭♥️♥️💋💋💋
— غيداء (@gaida_770) May 10, 2018