But Mourinho was quick to criticises the former Southampton player in United’s 1-1 draw with Everton earlier this month.
The 54-year-old claimed Shaw needed to “change his football brain” after Mourinho insisted he was making all the decisions for him on the touchline.
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Mourinho has hindered the development of young players by saying that he was ‘making every decision’ for Luke Shaw against Everton
And those comments don’t sit well with former Arsenal defender Keown who believes it will knock the confidence of United’s younger players.
“Mourinho has hindered the development of young players by saying that he was ‘making every decision’ for Luke Shaw against Everton,” he told the Daily Mail.
“At grassroots level there are so many parents who are trying to control their kids from the touchline.
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“Young players need to be free in their minds to enjoy their football. If you are going to shout anything, just say ‘well done.’”
Shaw could be handed a second successive Premier League start when United host Chelsea on Sunday (4pm).