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Manchester United must make signings to keep up, says Shaw

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Southampton - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - July 13, 2020 Manchester United's Luke Shaw reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Dave Thompson/File photo

(Reuters) - Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said the Premier League club must bring in reinforcements after they opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday.

United have made just one signing in the close season with Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek arriving from Ajax.

“We have a very good group but, personally, I think we need more players to strengthen the squad,” Shaw told TV2.

“When you look around at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then we must also do it to keep up with the others.”

The 25-year-old full back said United had to start building momentum with a victory over Luton Town in the League Cup on Tuesday.

“A lot of things were said after the game and we need to put it to bed. We need to be very disappointed because we should be, but forget about it and move on. We’ve got a big game on Tuesday, we need to win that and pick up momentum,” he added.

Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford