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Mourinho praises Shaw in first start of season

06 December 2017

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".

Second-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford ensured United secured top spot in Group A of the Champions League.

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.

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"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?

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"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.

Jose is wary about the quality he has in left-back position and Rose will add a lot of steel as the 27-year-old is experienced with both Spurs and England.

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Mourinho praises Shaw in first start of season