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Man Utd boss Mourinho explains dropping Shaw for Burnley win

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has explained going with Ashley Young over Luke Shaw for victopry at Burnley.

Shaw had started five games in a row and was praised by the manager for his consistent form, with Mourinho admitting there were not many better left-backs around.

However, it was felt Young should get the nod at Turf Moor, after serving a three-match suspension, because of his superior experience against resolute opponents and attacking nous stored from previously playing in a wing role.

"I'm really happy with Luke," Mourinho confirmed. "As I said yesterday, I don't need to go to the transfer market to get a left-back because I'm really happy with Luke and with the adaptation of Ashley Young so I'm really happy.

"But I think this match is a very specific one and one that you need the experience of Young and he also projects very well in attack. That's a decision [you make] when you have two players and a good squad, and you can adapt."

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