"There's a lot of players out there with less ability but maximising their potential and I just hope he can get there".
And would you believe it, but the North London outfit are the 55-year-old's opponents in the semi-finals, meaning if they beat United it could see them get Mourinho axed but also miss out on the chance of signing Shaw.
"I'm doing my best and I'm happy to work with him, I'm happy to be part of his team, this club".
And Le Tissier, who remains an iconic figure at Shaw's former club Southampton, is perplexed at Mourinho's handling of the England defender, and is expecting the player to depart the club in the summer.
Yet Young has backed his Coach, saying that he "has been successful at every club he's been at", to BBC Sport.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Manchester United are plotting a £40m move for Ryan Sessegnon this summer to replace embattled Luke Shaw, The Sun reports.
With the season nearing its end in a couple of months and the transfer window about to open, it's looking possible that the merry-go-round that's Luke Shaw and Jose Mourinho's relationship may very soon reach its conclusion.
Asked a question about Alexis Sanchez, Mourinho said: 'He played only three matches [since joining from Arsenal in January] and the first at Old Trafford, and I think Old Trafford, in spite of being a quiet stadium, the pitch is big, the grass is nice and obviously the players feel very comfortable playing here'.
He missed out on the 2014 World Cup and is keen to be involved when Southgate announces his team for this summer's tournament in Russian Federation.
He added: "Having worked with Pochettino before and spoken highly of him, it would seem obvious for him to go to Tottenham with Danny Rose potentially going the opposite way as he is obviously desperate to get back up north".