Juan Mata prediction about Manchester United teammate Luke Shaw re-emerges
Luke Shaw's recent form is no surprise to his close friend and Man Utd teammate Juan Mata as a message from 2019 shows
Luke Shaw put in another stellar performance on Tuesday night as he helped England defeat fierce foes Germany in the knockout stages of the European Championship.
The 25-year-old wowed supporters with his attacking input down the left wing, playing a key part in the two goals which Gareth Southgate's side scored on the night. Shaw's recent form has been a surprise to many pundits, but for those who watch him weekly at Manchester United it hasn't come as any shock at all.
The former Southampton defender was arguably the best player at United last season and was hugely unlucky to miss out on the club's Player of the Year award — something he did win back in 2018/19.
However, that wasn't the only accolade Shaw achieved two years ago, with a poignant message from close friend Juan Mata predicting the success which was about to come his way.
In wake of his recent form, a message Mata signed for his teammate has done the rounds on social media again, which shows the Spaniard was always well aware of the untapped potential in Shaw.
"To my friend Luke, " Mata signed inside a copy of his autobiography 'Suddenly a Footballer' which he gifted to Shaw. "You can be the best left back in the Premier League, believe it!"