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Man Utd outcast hopes for FA Cup semi-final role

It’s been another season of false dawns and disappointments for Luke Shaw, but he hasn’t given up hope of featuring in the FA Cup semi-final.

The left-back has been in and out of the United side this season more times than kids at a party doing he Hokey Cokey, making his lastest return to action in Wednesday’s Premier League game against Bournemouth.

The former Southampton player put in a good shift back on the South Coast, playing the full 90 minutes, and has now admitted he hopes that he has done enough to play in Saturday’s Wembley semi-final.

“When a manager makes changes like this, people are fighting for positions,” Shaw told MUTV.

“It’s an opportunity for people to come in and showcase what they can do.

“Everyone wants to be playing on the weekend and it’s down to the manager for that.

“That’s why I think the team was so good, because they know the big game is on the weekend and everyone wants to play in it, everyone wants to be in that starting XI, including me.”

Personally, I think Shaw will have to settle for a place on the bench at the very best, with Jose Mourinho clearly favouriting Ashley Young as the club’s first choice left-back this season.

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