Jose Mourinho has told Luke Shaw to raise his game unless he wants to remain Manchester United’s fourth-choice left-back.
Having missed the majority of last season following a horrific double leg break, the 21-year-old’s comeback campaign has been disrupted by niggles and an inability to win over his manager.
Despite being fit since mid-January, Shaw has only appeared in the FA Cup fourth round win against Wigan – and was left out of the next four squads. He’s since been omitted from the Europa League squad for the second leg against at St Etienne.
“He [Shaw] stayed behind in Manchester because I am playing with Daley Blind, with Marcos Rojo, with Matteo Darmian and all of them are playing the way I like a full-back to play,” Mourinho said.
“Luke has to wait for his chance, he has to work better and better, knowing that I give nothing for free. In this moment, he is behind the others.”
‘When I give something to the players it is not cheap, it is expensive.