Champions League: Manchester United mount comeback against CSKA Moscow to win group

José Mourinho insists Luke Shaw will receive more opportunities following glorius CSKA return

Shaw suffered a nasty leg break in the 2015/16 season and has failed to deliver on the early promise he showed while at Southampton.

The England global has been largely out-of-favour since Mourinho took over the reins at Old Trafford from ex-Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal in May 2016.

"He was waiting for quite a long time, he was deserving [of his chance] for quite a long time".

Paul Scholes has told Jose Mourinho that Luke Shaw's ability to change the pace of the game makes him Manchester United's best left-back. He won the club's man of the match award, voted by fans. However, it is clear he is not the long-term answer in the position for Mourinho.

While the Red Devils had Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford to thank for the goals that ensured they topped the group, it was the left-back's surprise inclusion in the starting XI that set tongues wagging at Old Trafford.

Considering Manchester United could still face German giants Bayern Munich, Serie A champions Juventus or back-to-back Champions League holders Real Madrid, the prospect of facing an elite club should be more of a concern for the ever-confident Mourinho. We had Wayne Rooney, who was a player if he missed a couple of games you knew, he wasn't looking after himself.

With the League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League - where they progressed as Group A winners on Tuesday night - all in play and chasing an eight-point deficit behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, Mourinho is keen to add a left-back, a winger and a central midfielder to his squad.

Question marks have been raised over the player's lifestyle off the pitch with former managers Mauricio Pochettino, Roy Hodgson and Van Gaal all questioning the player's weight and lifestyle choices.

Shaw has found opportunities very hard to come by at United under Mourinho, who has publicly criticised the defender previously.

"It was a very positive performance especially with the ball going forward".

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