Jose Mourinho will not stand in the way of any unsettled Manchester United players who wish to leave the club in the January transfer window.
“I am always open to listen to offers for every player. More than listen to offers, I am always ready to listen to the players themselves,” the manager said.
“So any player who knocks on my door and is not happy and wants to move, when the offers are correct, I will never stop a player from leaving even if it is to a rival.
“When [Juan] Mata left Chelsea to come to Manchester United [in 2014], in my mentality, [it’s] no problem at all. I am always open.”
questioned – was still injured, the United boss replied unconvincingly: “I think so.”
The United boss was asked was then asked if Shaw is his first-choice left back and he replied: “He needs to improve.”
Mourinho then added: “That is normal, he is a kid. I am not expecting a young player to be perfect. A young player makes mistakes, a young players has things to learn, has things to develop. He needs to do that.
“How many matches has he already played for me? A lot. He was injured playing, not on the bench.
“I need him back.”