Mourinho issues full backing of Luke Shaw after Leicester City clash

After a rather rocky season last year, in which the Englishman made only a handful of appearances, it seems it may now finally be the time for Luke Shaw to shine for Manchester United.

Manchester United took on Leicester City on Friday in what turned out to be a feisty Premier League encounter between the two.

Within three minutes of the first half, Leicester had conceded a penalty, with Paul Pogba slotting home to put United ahead. Shaw later grabbed the headlines when he superbly put United 2-0 up with an excellent finish from inside the box, his first ever goal in professional football. The match finished 2-1 as Jamie Vardy scored a late consolation goal for the Foxes.

What seemed to surprise supporters most though is Mourinho’post-match comments on Shaw. The two in the past have enjoyed a somewhat fractious relationship, however, it seems all that has now passed.

Mourinho told Sky Sports: “I’m very pleased, in 90 minutes, he made one mistake – and it was probably a mistake where the linesman could help him and give a free-kick for us and resolve the problem. He was very good defensively, he was good with the ball and physically he coped well.”

Shaw later said of Mourinho: “He likes a player with desire, work rate and aggressiveness. He does like me to attack and I think last season that’s why he was a bit disappointed with me because he knew I could do that and I wasn’t doing that when I was playing. Of course, defending is also very important for him and I’m learning more of that, I look at a lot of videos.”

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