After returning from a foot injury in September, Mourinho insisted the left-back must "work hard" to regain his place and in Tuesday's 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow, Shaw did not let himself down with a man-of-the-match show. "He created a lot of danger and created a lot of unsafe situations".
Scholes maintained that Shaw is the best left-back available to Mourinho but only if and when he is fully fit.
But after Shaw's dazzling performance last night, there is a chance Mourinho could change his plans regarding Rose and stick to the 22-year-old former Southampton player.
"Discussing Shaw's display, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "[It was a] very, very positive performance, especially with the ball going forward.More news: Floyd Mayweather Reveals He 'Carried Conor McGregor,' Rips Oscar De La Hoya
"Very positive performance", Mourinho said.
'He was waiting for quite a long time, he has been deserving for quite a long time.
"Shaw had waited for a long time, it's not easy to give an opportunity to a player in matches when we need results". But he managed 90 minutes and really I told him this is not the best, this is just an opportunity for you to play and to improve your level.
"I'm really happy. I didn't want to qualify with a defeat and bad performance", he said.
"It's hard to say as we don't see what goes on behind the scenes, (but) I don't think he lives his life as clean as he possibly should do", Scholes said on BT Sports' coverage of the Champions League, before comparing the left-back's physique to that of Wayne Rooney. Can he get a run of 10 games in the team?More news: Tonya Harding posed with Margot Robbie, Allison Janney at 'I, Tonya' premiere
"I don't think he lives his life as clean as he possibly should do".
"He needed to be playing all the time, Saturday, Tuesday, whatever it may be".
'I hope there is a future for him.More news: Roper out as offensive coordinator for Gamecocks
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