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Man Utd defender Luke Shaw on FA Cup win over Brighton: “We had to give everything today”

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw believes his side responded well to crashing out of the Europa League in midweek.

The former Southampton man was happy with United’s resilience as they beat Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-final today.

United and Brighton played out a goalless draw at Wembley Stadium. The game went to a penalty shoot-out where Solly March missed for Brighton and Victor Lindelof made him pay.

United will face rivals Manchester City on June 3, and Shaw said the players gave everything to reach the final.

He said (via Man Utd’s website): “On Thursday night, we were not there and did not do enough. That was clear, so we knew we had to bounce back.

“The Europa League was so important to us, and we lost it ourselves, but we want this competition too, and this was a big game against a very good side.

“We had to give everything today, and I am really happy for the team and for us that we are in another final, and a great game to play in.

“They [City clashes] are always very special games, but for there to be a trophy to win at the end of it is obviously a massive incentive for us and what we want to achieve this season.”

United boss Erik ten Hag has played the left-back in central defence following injuries to Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.

Captain Harry Maguire did not play because of a suspension after picking up a yellow in the quarter-final against Fulham.

He was poor against Sevilla and he looks no closer to returning to his best.

Shaw is not complaining about deputising at left-back. He spoke to the manager about what the team needed from him and delivered.

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