Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Luke Shaw will get more playing time during the upcoming weeks.
Luke Shaw has clearly struggled for regular minutes on the pitch so far this season for Manchester United and it was widely reported that the defender would be leaving Old Trafford during the January transfer window as he has been unable to impress manager Jose Mourinho.
Nonetheless, Shaw was handed his first start of the season during Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night and it has to be said that the 22-year-old put in a fine performance at left-back.
Mourinho was left impressed with Shaw and following the game, the Portuguese tactician made a big hint that the defender could potentially stay put at Old Trafford this winter by stating he is looking to hand the ex-Southampton man more playing time in the coming weeks.
He said, “A very positive performance, especially with the balls going forward. Creating a lot, great intensity in his game. It was no surprise that in 80 minutes he’s feeling the consequences of that intensity; it’s normal as it’s the first match of the season for him. But he’s going to get more.
“He was waiting for quite a long time, he was deserving [of his chance] for quite a long time. It’s not easy to give an opportunity to a player who doesn’t play for many months in matches where the team really needs [a] result.
“I wanted to make changes but changes in players that need a change and not spend a change on Luke. But he managed on for 90 minutes and really I told him this is not the best, this is just an opportunity for you to play and to improve your level. Honestly, I am happy with his performance.”