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Mourinho explains why he left out Shaw yet again in latest Man Utd win

10:42 GMT 13/02/2017
Luke Shaw - cropped
The Portuguese insists that he does not have any problem with the full-back and urges to him to keep working hard and wait for his chance

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stressed he does not have any problems with Luke Shaw after leaving the left-back out of his matchday squad again for the 2-0 win over Watford at the weekend.

The 21-year-old has been struggling to secure regular first-team action under Mourinho and has not featured in the Premier League since October 2016.

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He played the full 90 minutes in a 4-0 FA Cup win over Wigan last month, but has not been included in a matchday squad since.

Nevertheless, Mourinho is adamant he does not have any issues with the England international and has explained why he left him out.

"He has to work and wait," the Portuguese was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

"But Saturday I wanted one defender on the bench and the defender on the bench is somebody who can play more than one position.

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"And [Matteo] Darmian can play left-back, right-back and would be an emergency central defender for us, so my choice was Darmian.

"The only thing I can say is that Luke is working well. I do not have any problem and he is working well. He is fighting hard, there is no problem with him."