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Luke Shaw and Jose Mourinho's complicated history at Man United

Steve Nicol and Mark Donaldson ruminate on Luke Shaw's status at Man United after Jose Mourinho stated his intent to lock him down to a long-term deal.

How things can change. It was only a two months ago that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said: "I don't see many left-backs better than this Luke Shaw."

Now, after hauling Shaw off at half-time of the club's win over Brighton in the FA Cup this weekend, Mourinho went back on the offensive.

"I had to change one of them [his full-backs] and I chose Luke because at least Antonio [Valencia] defensively was capable of some good positionings," he said. "Luke in the first half every time they went in his corridor, the cross was coming and a dangerous situation was coming. So I was not happy with the performance."

Mourinho and Shaw have had an interesting history, as you can see below.

But is there a future at the club for Shaw now? Mourinho seems to make him a public scapegoat each time and sources have told ESPN FC that the defender is one of a host of players who may move on this summer in an overhaul at Man United. 

Patience from both manager and player may have run out.

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