“Left back I would go with Chilwell, I wouldn’t think twice” – Mourinho explains why Chilwell is a better player than Man Utd’s Luke Shaw

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Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed the better player between Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell and Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw.

“Left back I would go with Chilwell, I wouldn’t think twice,” Mourinho told talkSPORT.

“I know that he plays normally at Chelsea with five [in defence] but he is intelligent, he covers the space and the diagonals inside very well.

“He is dangerous in attack, he is good in the air, he is good at set-pieces, he can defend well the possible long build-up from Croatia in the first phase.”

Asked why he wouldn’t pick Shaw, Mourinho added: “No, I think he has had a good season. Clearly an evolution in terms of emotion and professionalism.

“But I think Chilwell has something more, especially with the ball, the way he thinks and how he is calm under pressure. I like Chilwell.”

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