Cape Town - Luke Shaw’s first start of the season earned a thumbs-up from
Jose Mourinho after Manchester United topped their Champions League
Left-back Shaw made only his third appearance of the campaign in
United’s 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow after the £27 million man has found
himself cast to the fringes this season.
There has been speculation that United could look to sell Shaw in the
January transfer window, yet Mourinho was pleased with the
22-year-old’s display against Moscow, as they went through to the
knockout stages of the Champions League as group winners.
"Luke Shaw offensively was very good and made a great contribution for the team, said Mourinho.
"I was satisfied with his performance. Shaw had waited for a long
time, it is not easy to give an opportunity to a player in matches when
we need results.
"I wanted to make changes, but Luke managed 90 minutes and I told him it is a opportunity to increase his levels."
The other positive for Mourinho was only a second goal in 13 games
for Romelu Lukaku after the Belgian scored the first of United’s two in
as many minutes.
Mourinho added: "His work for the team is crazy. I would always pick
my strikers to score the goals and it was good for him to score."