Oct 20, 2016 at 8.05pm UK at ‚ÄčOld Trafford
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Luke Shaw wary of Robin van Persie threat

Luke Shaw of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on August 22, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
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Manchester United defender Luke Shaw admits that Fenerbahce forward Robin van Persie will be a threat on his return to Old Trafford.

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said that his side's defence will have to perform well in order to stop Robin van Persie from scoring on his return to Old Trafford.

Van Persie netted 58 goals during a three-year spell with United and on Thursday night, he makes his return to the North-West in a Fenerbahce shirt for the Europa League clash between the two teams.

The Dutch forward has only scored once in all competitions this season but Shaw insists that he and his teammates cannot afford to give Van Persie any openings in the final third.

The 21-year-old told reporters: "He is definitely a threat. We know what his qualities are but with quality like that even if you know what they might do it is very hard to stop.

"I was able to see how good he was in training and games."

Fenerbahce head into the fixture at the top of Group A but United sit just one point behind them heading into Matchday Three.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho before his side's Premier League match with Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016
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