England international Luke Shaw has stated he does not want to be known as “the left-back who broke his leg” and is aiming to win silverware with England and United.
The defender suffered a double leg break against PSV in the UCL and was ruled out for almost a year.
Shaw, 21, returned to fitness at the beginning of the season and has since been called up to the England squad for the word cup qualifiers.
And the highly-rated full-back says he now wants to be known for his success on the pitch, rather than his horrific injury.
“Of course I don’t want people to know me as the left-back who broke his leg when he was young,” he said.
“I want to be winning trophies, not just with United but with England as well.
“I want them to know me for how I play on the pitch and for how many trophies I hopefully win.”
Despite the seriousness of his injury, Shaw is happy to talk about the incident and insists he has no problem watching it back.
“I don’t mind answering questions about my leg. I think sometimes people don’t like talking about it, but I’m not bothered,” he said.
“I wasn’t bothered watching videos of it or pictures of my leg. That might sound a bit weird but I feel comfortable talking about it because now I feel stronger than ever.
“At first I did start thinking ‘am I really like this?’ But it’s my leg at the end of the day.
“Obviously I went through a bad time during the leg break but I came through that stronger as a person. Now it does not faze me.”