Man United’s Tyrell Malaysia ready to challenge Luke Shaw for left-back spot

Manchester United newcomer Tyrell Malaysia have told Luke Shaw that they are ready to challenge him for the role of Eric Ten Hague’s first-choice left-back this season.

It became Malaysia United’s first summer deal when he joined Feyenoord last week, but he has already reached out to find a good team with left-backs in Shaw, Alex Tales and Brandon Williams.

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After a 4-0 win over Liverpool in Bangkok on Tuesday, however, the 22-year-old Netherlands international insisted he did not go to Old Trafford just to get the numbers.

“There are some good left-backs here – Tail, Brandon, Luke, me – so you have to work hard and prove yourself in training and in the end the coach will make the decision,” Malaysia said.

“Undoubtedly [I want to be first choice], This is everyone’s goal. You always want to play, so you have to work hard for it.

“I’m glad I made my debut and we won. I already felt like I was at home, they made me feel like I was already at home, so I’m glad I’m here.”

Before United entered, Malaysia came close to joining Lyon and defeated the Ligue 1 team for their contract.

The 22-year-old moved from Ajax to Ten Hague while in charge and joined the Netherlands national team under former United manager Louis van Gaal.

“It’s a big difference [to move from Feyenoord to United]I have wanted it all my life, ”she said. I worked hard for it, so now I have to work harder.

“I like to attack, I think he has a reason to bring me here, so I have to prove to everyone why I’m here.

,[Ten Hag] There is a system and I want to play it that way and we talk about it.

“He wants to attack left and right back, so that’s what he wants.”

Malaysia also revealed that he spoke with former United striker Robin van Persie before moving to the Premier League.

The pair were collaborators at Feyenoord before Van Persie moved to coaching.

Malaysia said: “I talked to him about his time at United and in the Premier League. “He had some good memories, some good stories, so it’s always good and positive.”

Meanwhile, 19-year-old defender Will Fish is set to join a tour of Melbourne.

Ten Hague called for extra cover in the middle due to an injury to Harry Maguire, which led to Tales being used as an emergency midfielder against Liverpool.

United are also closing in on their second signing this summer, and sources told ESPN that the club will sign center-back Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.

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