Manchester United Fans Will Love Jose Mourinho's Latest Comments On Luke Shaw

Shaw's touch map in Manchester United's win over CSKA Moscow

He told reporters, "Luke Shaw, offensively, very, very good and great contribution for the team".

United, who beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 yesterday morning (Singapore time) to reach the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since 2013-14, face Guardiola's Manchester City on Monday morning seeking to cut their eight-point lead in the Premier League.

It has to be said that a horror leg break in 2015 was the catalyst for his downturn in form, as he's never quite got back to the level he was before that injury against PSV Eindhoven.

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", the 54-year-old stated.

Mourinho was impressed with his defender last night and has promised more opportunities will come his way, as reported in theManchester Evening News. It is not easy to give an opportunity to a player that does not play for many months in matches where the team really needs results.

Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes said: "It's hard to say as we don't see what goes on behind the scenes".

"Honestly, I'm happy with his performance".

It was only his 50 appearance in a Manchester United jersey despite signing for the club over three years ago.

"In the second half, we had that strong reaction, we really didn't want to lose the match and I think the boys played professionally".

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. "But I think it doesn't matter which team we get in the draw - I don't think that team will be jumping with happiness to play against us".

Luke Shaw is playing mad.

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