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.
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.”