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Mourinho makes surprise comments about Man Utd fullback Shaw

Jose Mourinho praised Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw for his performance in England's victory over Ukraine.

Shaw produced two assists for the 4-0 rout of Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarterfinal.

Speaking on talkSPORT after the England win, Mourinho said: “Luke Shaw is playing better and better and better.

“I think the back four with the amazing Euros that both central midfielders are doing is more than enough to control Denmark offensively. And then you have four players to decide the creativity of the game.

"Do England need to play with the back three like against Germany? My answer is no. Germany is a different way to play three at the back. This match doesn't need England to adapt and match Denmark.

“It is there that Maguire may have some doubts. Raheem Sterling and Kane is clear and there's two places in my opinion that's open. Gareth has to make the best decision.

Jadon Sancho played well, Phil Foden started the tournament, the same with Mason Mount. Jack Grealish – it looks like he's not the favourite player of Gareth but every minute he's on the pitch is doing is well.

“I don't believe it's needed to play with a back three like they did against Germany."

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