Jose Mourinho is sticking with the same back four who faced Watford
Luke Shaw has been a peripheral figure for Manchester United this term and has been openly criticised by Jose Mourinho earlier in the season.
The left-back has not played in the Premier League since October and was tipped for a run-out in the Europa League clash with Saint-Etienne tomorrow night (8.05pm).
However, Jose Mourinho has claimed there will be no place for Shaw in the starting XI as he wants to keep the same back four from the 2-0 win over Watford.
Luke Shaw has not featured in the Premier League since October
"He’s not playing tomorrow because my team is playing well and I’m happy with my back four," Mourinho said.
"I’m going to repeat: Valencia, Bailly, Smalling and Daley Blind.”
Shaw was Mourinho's first-choice left-back at the start of the season but he has since made just 14 appearances for United.
Man United stars joke around in training ahead of Saint-Eteinne clash
Wed, February 15, 2017
The Manchester United squad looked in a relaxed mood as they trained ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash with Saint-Etienne (8.05pm), but Jose Mourinho was struggling to crack a smile
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The Manchester United squad are in high spirits prior to their Saint-Etienne tie
He fell out of favour with Mourinho after the United boss accused him of pulling out of the game against Swansea in November unnecessarily.
"Luke Shaw told me this morning that he was not in the condition to play, so we had to build a defensive line," Mourinho said.
"There is a difference between the brave, who want to be there at any cost, and the ones for whom a little pain can make a difference."