Jose Mourinho gives latest Man United fitness update on Luke Shaw
The Manchester United manager confirms that Luke Shaw is available for selection after recovering from an injury
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Luke Shaw is available for selection after recovering from an injury ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Hull City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.
The England defender hasn’t featured for the Red Devils since picking up an injury problem in a 4-1 win against West Ham United in the EFL Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford at the end of November.
Shaw has started six Premier League games in the 2016-17 season after struggling with confidence and fitness issues since the appointment of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s new manager.
The highly-rated full-back was signed in a £27m deal from Southampton in the 2014 summer transfer window when Louis van Gaal was in charge of the 20-time English champions.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Hull City on Thursday night, Mourinho delivered an update on Shaw.
“He’s ready to play now,” Mourinho said. “He’s ready to play so now you can find [it] natural if he plays on Thursday, he plays Sunday or next Wednesday. He’s now working without limitations so, now, he’s ready.
“He is ready but it’s a position we have other options [in] too so it’s one of the positions where they have to fight, they have to compete, they have to show quality and stability in their performances to be in the team.”
Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 14 points behind leaders Chelsea with 16 games to play.