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Manchester United's Shaw hoping for opportunity to impress

Britain Football Soccer - Manchester United Press Conference - Old Trafford, Manchester, England - 19/10/16 Manchester United's Luke Shaw during the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic
Britain Football Soccer - Manchester United Press Conference - Old Trafford, Manchester, England - 19/10/16Manchester United's Luke Shaw during the press conferenceAction Images via Reuters / Jason CairnduffLivepic

REUTERS - Manchester United left back Luke Shaw did not even merit a place on the bench as his side were crushed 4-0 by Chelsea on Sunday but hopes an injury to Eric Bailly will give him the chance to regain manager Jose Mourinho's trust.

Centre back Bailly could be out of action for up to two months after picking up a knee injury against Chelsea, which could see Daley Blind shifted from the left to replace him and open up a spot for Shaw.

Shaw has had a mixed start to the campaign and lost his place in the starting line-up after Mourinho publicly criticised the 21-year-old following United's loss at Watford last month.

"It's normal you're frustrated on Sunday because I would have loved to play in that game (against Chelsea)," Shaw told British media. "But it obviously wasn't meant to be and at the end of the day it is the manager's decision.

"Obviously with the injury with Eric now it might be my time to step up and show the manager what I can do and that he can trust me."

Shaw started at left back on Wednesday in United's 1-0 win over City in the League Cup.

United, who are seventh in the table, host 14th-placed Burnley in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday.

(Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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