Luke Shaw must wait for Manchester United chance
Shaw hasn't featured for Manchester United in the Premier League since the end of October after suffering a lengthy groin injury.
The England left-back has been available for the past few weeks but has failed to even make Mourinho's matchday squad.
Luke Shaw has not featured in the Premier League since October
And the Red Devils manager has revealed he favoured Matteo Darmian on his bench in Saturday's 2-0 win over Watford as the Italian can play on either side of defence.
Mourinho suggests Shaw does have a future at Old Trafford but the 21-year-old, who cost £30million, must wait for his chance.
He said: “He has to work and wait. Against Watford I wanted one defender on the bench and the defender is someone who can play in more than one position.
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“(Matteo) Darmian can play left-back, right-back and an emergency central defender for us so my choice was Darmian.
“The only thing I can say is that Luke is working well. He doesn’t have any problem and he is working well. He is fighting hard. There is no problem with him.”
Shaw started United's opening five league games but Mourinho has since alternated between Darmian, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo at left-back.