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Man Utd star Shaw: Man City derby victory had best Old Trafford atmosphere I've ever experienced

  • Shaw praises Old Trafford
  • Claims it was best atmosphere he's seen
  • United came from behind to beat City

WHAT HAPPENED? The Theatre of Dreams was electric as United staged a comeback to snatch all three points from noisy neighbours City on derby day, with Luke Shaw again impressing at centre-back in the 2-1 victory. Old Trafford was loud from the very first whistle and simply continued to pick up as the game grew on, which Shaw noticed.

WHAT THEY SAID: Shaw described the atmosphere as 'incredible' when speaking to club media after the game, and said: “For me, I've been here a long time now, I think eight years. For me, today, the atmosphere was the best I've been involved in. It shows the fans are with us, they're pushing us in the right direction, and I hope they really enjoyed it today."

He added: “We love the atmosphere; we love them being there and we are glad to be making them happy again.”

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Not only was a win massive in terms of bragging rights for the Red Devils having lost October's reverse fixture, but it sees them continue an excellent run of form by dispatching a top opponent. They now sit just a point behind City in the Premier League table and have won each of their last nine games in all competitions.


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WHAT NEXT FOR MAN UTD? Victory against City is the first of three fixtures in what looks to be a challenging week for the Red Devils. In the first of two trips down to London, they take on Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, before a huge clash against Arsenal on January 21.