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3 talking points from Manchester United’s comfortable victory over Granada

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DAVID DE GEA IMPRESSES ON HIS RETURN FOR MANCHESTER UNITED

David de Gea’s last game for the club was against Chelsea in February. The Spanish goalkeeper flew back home, awaiting the birth of his first child. He found himself on the bench against Brighton over the weekend, and it seemed as if Dean Henderson would continue to get regular starts.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to start the 30-year old Spaniard on Thursday. De Gea did a fine job on his return, keeping a much-deserved clean sheet. He was tested by the on-loan Chelsea forward, Kenedy, who forced three saves out of him. With his performance against Granada, the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has made a strong statement and is ready to battle Dean Henderson for a place in the starting lineup.
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LUKE SHAW WAS SUBSTITUTED AT HALF-TIME

Luke Shaw has been Manchester United’s standout player this season, and after years of injuries and poor form, he has finally seen some light at the end of the tunnel. The left-back has become a certain starter for the Red Devils and has fought off competition from Alex Telles. However, he was substituted at half-during during the club’s fixture against Granada.

The 25-year old picked up a yellow card in the dying stages of the first half, which was thought to have led to this decision. However, Solskjaer cleared the air around Shaw’s mysterious substitution, stating that he wanted to rest his left-back for the weekend clash against Tottenham Hotspur. Former Porto left-back, Alex Telles replaced the Englishman, and put in a decent performance, helping his side to keep a clean sheet.