Jose Mourinho has surprisingly labeled Luke Shaw as one of the best left-backs in the world.
In a surprising turn of events, the young defender, who seemed to be on the verge of heading out the United exit door due to his poor attitude and fitness issues, has now received the highest of praises from his manager.
The England international was virtually outcasted by Mourinho, but the full-back has successfully managed to win the gaffer’s favour back, as evident from the fact that Shaw has started 8 of the Red Devils’ previous 11 games.
During his pre-match press conference ahead of the Burnley game, the Portuguese tactician was full of praise for the 22-year-old, and stated: “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 [against CSKA Moscow], 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 been 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. You like the transfer market. I can say that in this moment I don’t see many left-backs better than this Luke Shaw.”
The former Southampton starlet will now look to build upon the trust Mourinho has shown in him, and do his best to make the problematic left-back spot at the Mancunian outfit his own for the years to come.
Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.