Jose Mourinho is ready to give Luke Shaw an opportunity to become Manchester United’s first choice left-back next season, writes Jamie Jackson for The Guardian. That’s because the gaffer has been impressed by the attitude of the Englishman, who has been determined to take on board demands.
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I think it’s fair to say that Jose Mourinho and Luke Shaw didn’t really see eye-to-eye for the most part last season. The England international probably would have expected to play more, but obviously for one reason or another that didn’t happen.
Manchester United Football Club have had pretty horrendous luck recently when it comes to injuries. The Red Devils are without Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the remainder of the season, and now, a long time frame has been put on Luke Shaw’s latest setback.
Manchester United are already without Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo for the remainder of the season, with the pair suffering ligament damage in the same game against RSC Anderlecht. Now, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that a third player will join them in being unavailable for the rest of the campaign.
In the early stages of Manchester United’s Premier League game against Swansea City, Luke Shaw had to be substituted off with an apparent injury. The 21-year-old didn’t even make it to the ten-minute mark before having to be hauled off – which must have been a bitter blow for the young man.
Manchester United dropped more points at Old Trafford this weekend, this time against Swansea City. Our season has been summed up by the amount of home draws we’ve suffered under Mourinho, and if we’d managed to convert even a couple of those games into wins, we’d be comfortably in the top four.
Just when it looks like Manchester United are in a nice purple patch of form, the Red Devils go and put in a performance like that. It was an abject display from all involved today and to Swansea’s credit they dug in and never gave up. In the end, the visitors deserved their point.
Manchester United Football Club progressed into the semi-finals of the Europa League last night, thanks to an extra-time goal courtesy of Marcus Rashford. On the whole, the Red Devils deserved to go through as they were creating chances galore.
The Luke Shaw situation has definitely been interesting. The young left-back hasn’t been in Jose Mourinho’s good books this season, but it seems as though he is forcing his way back into proceedings. Tonight, he was handed a massive chance to impress in the Europa League.
Manchester United play what is arguably their biggest game of the season later today, when they take on Anderlecht at Old Trafford – for a place in the Europa League semi-final. The tie is finely poised at 1-1 and it’ll certainly be an interesting watch.