Jesse Lingard must feel “embarrassed” for attempting to claim Manchester United ’s opening goal towards Derby, says Luke Shaw, with the Red Devils left-back not about to give up a uncommon strike.
The England international defender broke the deadlock in an FA Cup fifth-round contest at Pride Park on Thursday .
Having seen the ball pinball round the box, Shaw fired an effort into the floor and noticed it loop over Rams goalkeeper Kelle Roos.
The 24-year-old full-back has only in the past netted for United on one different event and is determined to make certain that he receives credit for his latest attempt.
That means any claims from Lingard concerning the ball brushing his back will proceed to be ignored.
“He’s trying to, however no chance is he having that!” Shaw told MUTV on a team-mate’s bid to steal his thunder.
“I haven’t seen it again, however he’s saying it came off his back. To be honest I’d be pretty embarrassed to claim that if I was him. He can let me have it for once and he can just leave it.
“My last goal was pretty a while in the past and it was great to hopefully get my goal, and optimistically I can get more to come for the rest of the season.”
Shaw’s effort in opposition to Derby was added to by a brace from January signing Odion Ighalo.
The Nigerian striker has made a effective influence at Old Trafford after being something of a shock arrival on deadline day.
He is earning lots of plaudits for presenting United a focal point in their No.9 post, with Shaw amongst these quick to speak up his value to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
“He’s flying and the manager stated before the game, when he gets a chance, there’s not many he misses,” added Shaw.
“He could’ve had a hat-trick and he could have been going home with the match ball, however two goals and two good finishes. We’re very thrilled for him and long may that continue.”
United, who stay in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, will be back in action on Sunday when they take in a derby date with arch-rivals Manchester City.