Jose Mourinho makes bold statement over Luke Shaw's future at Manchester United
Shaw's future at Old Trafford has been under a cloud after being left out of the first team squad in recent weeks
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted he will not sell out-of-favour defender Luke Shaw next summer after admitting he has still not fully recovered mentally and physically after a horrific double leg break last season.
After a relatively encouraging start to this season, Shaw has not made a Premier League appearance for United since October 29th, with widespread reports in recent weeks suggesting the England full-back will be off-loaded by Mourinho at the end of this season.
Shaw’s agent was quick to dismiss suggestions that the 21-year-old was growing impatient with his lack of first team action at United, with Mourinho now offering these words of encouragement for a player signed from Southampton in a £27m deal in the summer of 2014.
“What I think is that he had a very ugly injury, really, really ugly,” explained Mourinho.
“That the facts are not just the physical point of view, but also by the mental impact so this season he has had a couple of small injuries and he needs to adapt.
“He knows what I like in a defend¬er, he knows that I like stability, that I don’t like mistakes, that for me it is to trust a player totally and he has to work to get it.
“Sometimes people forget he is only a young player with a lot to learn but I like the player and I like the boy.”
Mourinho went on to stress he was not considering selling Shaw, as he made this defiant statement over a player he hopes to develop into a first team star once again next season: “No, no , no ... him leaving is out of the question,” he added.