Valencia are even lower in the La Liga table than United are in the Premier League and on current form would not ordinarily be regarded as hard opponents, though it is the wretched form recently shown by Tuesday's hosts that could be the greater factor in the contest.
"But it looks as if he has gone back to that, or is still doing that, at Manchester United".
Mourinho is now under intense scrutiny after a miserable start to the season which has seen him appear to lose the confidence of his players and have high-profile bust ups with the likes of Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.
He needs time to adapt to the Premier League and to United.
Despite the growing pressure on the manager, Shaw believes it is the players who need to shoulder the blame.
Throughout the a year ago the two-time Clarets promotion victor has been linked with a number of over Premier League clubs, although back in January he signed a new contract at Turf Moor to 2022, and with his troops only three points and two places behind United in the table he may well tell the Manchester club where to go if they did come calling! "Everyone is trying to give more and hopefully Valencia will be a chance to show that". He said that he has been preparing his side to win but is very aware that the home team are favourites, and have all the attention due to their current situation with their manager.
They do it, they don't do it that's a different story, but I repeat I am naive or I still believe the player is an honest man.
"I don't think you can resolve something with talking", he said.
Talk in the dressing room doesn't mean anything. A club like this, a team like this, one of the most successful coaches in the world, with huge investment and in the best club competition in the world, we can expect them to perform at their highest level. Tomorrow and in the next games we will see who are the leaders.