The full-back has vowed to”keep working” in order to make a spot at Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad for the summer tournament.
Luke Shaw has admitted it would be a”fantasy” to be called up to England’s Euro 2020 squad, after emerging as one of Manchester United’s most consistent performers in recent weeks.
Shaw has just managed to stand up eight international caps for his country thus far and did not play a role in the last European Championship or the 2018 World Cup.
His final appearance for the Three Lions came 17 months ago in a Nations League fixture against Spain, but places will be up for grabs by the time friendlies against Italy and Denmark roll around in the end of March.
Shaw has fought off stiff competition from 19-year-old defender Brandon Williams to play an integral role in United’s revival following the Premier League’s winter break, starring in wins against Chelsea and Watford.
The Red Devils beat the Hornets 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday, moving up to fifth at the top-flight standings from the process, and Shaw produced another stable defensive screen while at the same time getting forward as far as possible.
The 24-year-old is hoping to force his way to Southgate’s plans if he continues on his present trajectory, as he informed the Email: “I would be lying if I said I had not thought about it.
“But I have to keep working hard, keep my head down and whatever happens, happens. Needless to say, it’s everybody’s dream to participate in the Euros.
“I am just going to keep my head down, keep workingout. In the end of the day it is not down to me, it is down to Gareth and I will respect whatever he decides.”
Shaw went on to explore his relationship with Williams in Old Trafford, insisting they are developing a great partnership on the left and pushing each other to greater heights.
“We’ve demonstrated that we could even play together and I really like to play with him,” said Shaw. “We played a few times today and we played well together. I am learning what he does and he knows what I do, so it is a fantastic venture to play in.
“But, clearly, all of us love the competition and most of us like to push each other and I will help him as much as he can to become a fantastic player he can be.”
Both men will be in contention for a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s line-up when United welcome Club Brugge to Old Trafford for the second leg of the Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday.
The Red Devils earned a 1-1 draw in Belgium a week, and will be favourites to advance to the round of 16 having won all three of their previous home games in this year’s competition.