Jose Mourinho confirms Man United star will start against Young Boys

Jose Mourinho delivers an update on Luke Shaw after Man United's win over Watford

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Luke Shaw will start for Manchester United in their Champions League clash against Young Boys on Wednesday night.

The left-back was left out of the Manchester United squad on Saturday due to a head injury suffered while on international duty with England last week.

Manchester United claimed a 2-1 win over Watford in the Premier League in Shaw’s absence this weekend as they secured all three points to make it back to back wins in the top flight for the first time this season.

Shaw was left out as a precaution after he suffered a concussion during England’s clash with Spain.

However, Mourinho has now confirmed that the England defender is in good shape and that he should be ready to face Young Boys in Manchester United’s Champions League group stage opener on Wednesday night.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday night, Mourinho said: “Luke Shaw plays Wednesday.

“We can’t do it with one left-back and Ashley Young is not just a left-back, he’s also a right-back.

“They both are doing well and they both are different players, and they both understand that one is a young player and the other one is the experienced one, and it’s good for us to have these two options.

“Plus [Matteo] Darmian is my emergency man; he is always ready for everything.”

Manchester United are looking to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season as they look to win the trophy for the first time since 2013.

The Red Devils ended up in second place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last term.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive interview
The Sport Review
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on why Roberto Firmino is Liverpool FC’s most important player
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Michael Owen reacts to Man United’s 2-1 loss to Valencia
2018 Review
The Sport Review
Milestones and memories, with Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Halep, Radwanska, and more
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker reacts to Mo Salah’s display in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Napoli