Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Few better left-backs than Luke Shaw'

Mourinho: 'Few better left-backs than Shaw'
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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho praises the progress of Luke Shaw, claiming that there are few better left-backs than the England international.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has suggested that he has been left impressed by the recent performances of Luke Shaw.

During the opening months of the campaign, Shaw found himself down the pecking order at Old Trafford and the 22-year-old was linked with a move away from the club during the January transfer window.

However, Shaw has now completed 90 minutes in six matches in the space of a month, and Mourinho has claimed that there are few better left-backs than the England international.

At a press conference, the 54-year-old said: "He's played very well. He was already improving and playing well when I start playing him after that long spell without minutes.

"I remember the first time, in the Champions League, he was coming step by step, and now with a good run of matches and continuity also, playing like he did against Everton, two days after a previous match, he's good, solid. Physically much better, mentally much stronger, tactically understanding the game much better and what we need in different phases and circumstances,

"I'm really happy and [looking at the transfer market], I can say that in this moment I don't see many left-backs better than this Luke Shaw."

Shaw has made a total of eight starts and two substitute appearances this season and is expected to feature when United face Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

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