Fit-again Shaw hailed by Mourinho

FIT: Shaw, who has been out for 10 months for a double leg break, sacrificed his holiday and showed up at United's training ground every day in the summer. He played the first 45 minutes of the 2-0 victory against Wigan.


    Jul 18, 2016

    Fit-again Shaw hailed by Mourinho


    JOSE Mourinho paid tribute to England left-back Luke Shaw as he continued his comeback from a 10-month injury layoff in the new Manchester United manager's first game in charge of the club.

    Shaw, out since suffering a double leg break in a Champions League tie at PSV Eindhoven, came through the first 45 minutes of a 2-0 victory at Championship side Wigan as the Portuguese manager began the latest chapter of his career in winning style.

    "When I found Luke at the training ground, it was a surprise for me because I thought he couldn't be ready to train without any type of limitation but he did fantastic in the summer," said Mourinho.

    "He sacrificed his holiday. He stayed in Manchester and was at the training ground every day putting himself in condition. Of course, you lose a bit of sharpness of condition and confidence. That is normal but he is trying hard."

    Shaw, 21, looked composed and fit, even in such low-key surroundings, and is clearly relishing the challenge of re-establishing himself in the United line-up under the new manager.

    "I'm just looking forward and to carry on doing what I did last year from the start," he said.

    Shaw's return was just one of the positive aspects of Saturday's friendly as Mourinho was without 14 international players, who have been granted an extended summer break. But he handed debuts to nearly £60 million (S$106.7 million) of new signings in defender Eric Bailly and midfielder Henrikh