Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shaw Thing

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shaw Thing

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JOSE Mourinho has assured Luke Shaw he remains an important part of his plans at United.

Despite publicly criticising the England international last season, the Reds boss is convinced he will establish himself as the first choice left-back in the new campaign.

But Shaw will have to wait for his chance to impress his manager as he continues his rehabilitation from foot ligament damage suffered in May.

United's medical staff do not expect the 22-year-old to recover in time for the Premier League opener against West Ham on August 13, despite travelling with the rest of the squad to Los Angeles for the pre-season tour of America.

Shaw did individual training at UCLA on Monday and has not given up hope of returning to fitness ahead of schedule.

Mourinho's faith in him is a major boost after the United manager's tough love last term. …

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