The arrival of Malacia from Feyenoord provides further competition for Shaw, who only made 20 Premier League appearances last season in a campaign hit by injury.
Malacia expects to pose an attacking threat at left-back, providing four assists in the 2021-22 season.
While his 6.0 expected assists (xA) were bettered by only four Eredivisie defenders.
As Shaw prepares to compete with Malacia, Alex Telles and Brandon Williams at left-back.
The England international acknowledged he must improve after the 2021-22 term.
“Last season was very disappointing, not just as a team but also individually for me.
“It wasn’t what people expect or what I expect, and I think this season is another fresh start.
“Now it’s time for me to keep consistency and keep higher levels of performance week in, week out, which I’ve spoken to the manager about already, and that’s what he wants.”
United will conclude their pre-season preparations against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano before their Premier League opener against Brighton and Hove Albion on August 7.
“I think you need to have an eye on that Brighton match [already] because that’s the most important game coming up.
“Now, it’s all about preparation, getting the fitness work in and the game time,
“And understanding the manager’s new set-up on the pitch.
“It’s about putting all that together and ensuring we’re 100 per cent at our best when that first game comes because that’s the most important one.”
The upcoming season will be an enormous test for Shaw as he will look forward to playing under Ten Hag’s press-oriented style.
However, Shaw has played under several managers, not impressing Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal.
And during 2020-21, Shaw was the most consistent player in the Man United Squad.
Unfortunately, his form dipped the next season, and he will surely bounce back this season.
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