Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals Manchester United role in Luke Shaw goal vs Italy

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed how the foundations for Luke Shaw’s opening goal against Italy were laid during his training sessions at Manchester United.

Shaw, 25, marked an incredible calendar by netting his first England goal less than two minutes into the European Championship final on Sunday night.

The United left-back capped his fine Euro 2020 tournament with a crisp half-volley at the near-post following a delightful assist from fellow wing-back Kieran Trippier.

Shaw began the move in his own half before darting down the left wing and getting into an attacking position, something he has worked on during his time at Carrington.

Speaking about the goal Solskjaer praised Shaw for the memorable strike and revealed how he has been continuously working on getting further forward up the pitch.

“I’m so happy for Luke. I was watching it and ‘what’s just happened?’” Solskjaer joked with club media when discussing the early goal. “He started the attack and we’ve encouraged him to get into the last third.

“We know how technically gifted he is and skilful he is and he hit the ball very, very sweetly. He keeps his eye on the ball, straight laces and it’s margins again – off the post and in, not off the post and out. That’s football for you. Luke deserves all the luck he can get. He’s had a tremendous couple of years with us.”

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