Manchester United abandon plans to sign left-back after Luke Shaw wins over Jose Mourinho


Jose Mourinho makes u-turn on Man Utd star after showdown meeting
Luke Shaw has won over Jose Mourinho (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has won over Jose Mourinho and the club are increasingly unlikely to sign another left-back this summer.

Mourinho had been keen on signing a first choice full-back last summer and had identified Tottenham’s Danny Rose as his preferred target.

Shaw, 22, was recovering from a foot operation at the time and the defender didn’t start for the club this season until early December.

However, Shaw has started in six of United’s last eight matches and is set for an extended run in the side with Ashley Young suspsended.

Jose Mourinho makes u-turn on Man Utd star after showdown meeting
Shaw has started six of United’s last eight games (Picture: Getty)

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The defender’s impressed with his energy in attack but Mourinho is said to have been even more impressed with his renewed focus on his defensive duties.

According to the Mirror, Mourinho took Shaw to one side at the team hotel recently to get assurances over the defender’s fitness and to see if he could deal with the hectic festive schedule.

Luke Shaw runs
Shaw is enjoying a rare run in Mourinho’s side (Picture: Getty)

Shaw assured Mourinho that he was back to peak fitness and the defender played the full 90 minutes across three games in five days against Burnley, Southampton and Everton.

United have since cooled their interest in Rose and other targets such as Juventus defender Alex Sandro.

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