Jose Mourinho, quite unexpectedly, is the latest to sing the praises of Luke Shaw after the Manchester United full-back was the star of England’s four-goal show against Ukraine. Gareth Southgate’s side booked their return to Wembley with a 4-0 win in the quarter-finals, with Shaw providing two assists.
The former Manchester United manager has previously been highly critical of Shaw, having previously suggested that Chilwell offered more in his position.
But not even the harshest critic could fault Shaw for his display in Rome, coincidentally Mourinho’s new home stadium, as he played a key role in England’s success again.
“Luke Shaw is playing better and better and better,” Mourinho told talkSPORT.
“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.”
The 25-year-old has recovered from a deep slump to become a key figure for both club and country and will take pride in recent performances but will also be aware that nothing has been won yet.
England are now set to face Denmark at Wembley as the two sides try to reach the final in seven days.