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Luke Shaw explains why he repeated Harry Maguire move for England, it was a classy gesture



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Luke Shaw repeated a move from Manchester United teammate Harry Maguire when England won against Switzerland on the weekend.

Shaw, 28, returned to action for England and played an important part in the win, with Gareth Southgate’s side now set to face the Netherlands in the semi-final of Euro 2024.

The United defender’s reaction after the penalty victory is comparable to that of teammate Harry Maguire.

Following the FA Cup semi-final victory against Coventry City last term, Maguire was praised for his immediate reaction after Rasmus Højlund’s final penalty.

The centre-back went straight to the Championship opposition players to shake hands and console them following the gutwrenching defeat.

Of course, Shaw could have been forgiven for running off with the rest of the England team when Trent Alexander-Arnold scored the winning penalty on Saturday night.

But the United defender made the same move as Maguire previously, and consoled the Swiss players who were knocked out of the tournament.

“Of course, I think I’ve been in that situation before in the Euros final, and I know how I felt,” explained Shaw when asked about the moment by reporters.

“For me, it was the feeling to go and console them because I’ve been in that situation, and I know it’s not nice.

“I think for me, it was a bit of a respect thing, to go and say well done and all the best, really.”

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