Jose Mourinho was pleased with Luke Shaw's performance in Manchester United's 3-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday.
The England international made a surprise start in United's clash against the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light and he assisted Henrikh Mkhitaryan - who scored the second goal on the day after Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke the deadlock in the 30th minute. Marcus Rashford wrapped up the tie in the 89th minute and following the victory, Mourinho praised Shaw who has been criticised on more than one occasion by the Portuguese this season. "I took Shaw off because of the yellow card and the pressure from the crowd," Mourinho told BBC Sport. "It was good to protect him but was also good for him to play one hour with a good solid performance and no mistakes, so I'm really pleased for him." On goalkeeper David de Gea, who has a minor hip problem, he said: "[De Gea] has a problem with his hip. When he dives he feels it a little bit. It's good for him to have a rest. "It's good for Sergio Romero to play before Brussels. De Gea will probably be fit for Chelsea [next Sunday] - yes, if he's in good condition. "Before the match against Rostov we played with 10 men for about an hour. Today was the opposite thing. We played with one more for a long time. Hopefully the plane is at the airport and we can go back to Manchester and rest. "We want to fight in the Premier League until it is mathematically impossible. The Premier League we cannot win, but Europa League we can. "We had lots of players that were not here and the most important thing after the three points was to have no more injuries. Only [Antonio] Valencia is the one I really expect to recover and play the next match."
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