According to James Nursey of the Daily Mirror, Mourinho will make a decision on whether to keep Luke Shaw at the club close to Christmas time.
Shaw has just less than two years to run on his contract at Old Trafford and it’s suggested in the report United will look to resolve this situation before next summer, when his value will potentially be diminished.
“Mourinho now looks set to make a decision on Shaw by Christmas to either extend his stay or cash in,” Nursey wrote.
Shaw arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2014 for a reported fee of £27m with a reputation as one of the finest prospects in European football having shone at Southampton. However, he has not been able to nail down a starting spot since his arrival and seemed further away than ever from doing so under Mourinho last season.
Journalist Liam Canning suggested recently he should be brought back into the team when possible:
Luke Shaw needs to return as soon as possible. Unfortunately, Daley Blind and Antonio Valencia can't cross. Serge Aurier should be signed.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 26, 2017
However, it’s clear Mourinho has some reservations about Shaw, who is recovering from surgery on his ankle. Additionally, United are said to be tracking potential replacements in the form of Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Kieran Tierney of Celtic.
Still, Shaw is still just 22 years old and has had some awful luck with injuries. With United involved in so many competitions, there will be ample opportunity for him to impress between now and the end of the season.