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Man Utd boss Mourinho: Nothing psychological in Shaw absence

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists Luke Shaw's absence for their Europa League tie at Feyenoord is not psychological.

Thursday's match in the Netherlands will coincidentally mark the one-year anniversary of Shaw breaking his leg during a Champions League defeat at PSV Eindhoven.

However, Mourinho rejected a suggestion that this was the reason why Shaw has stayed at home in Manchester at the Aon Training Complex.

"No, I didn't know that," Mourinho told one journalist at his press conference. "The decision was not made thinking about that negative episode. The reason is simple - Marcos Rojo is a very good player who is working really well, working hard. My option in the last four games in the Premier League was Luke, Luke, Luke, Luke and I think it is time for Marcos to play, so it was a simple decision."

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