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Luke Shaw Has Finally Had Enough Of Jose Mourinho's Criticism

Luke Shaw Has Finally Had Enough Of Jose Mourinho's Criticism

Often a feature of any new manager's tenure at a club, there will be certain players who fall foul of his ideals for the future.

For Luke Shaw, Jose Mourinho's concerns follow the vocal reservations that Louis van Gaal shared about the English full-back before him.

Citing that he had taken Shaw off at half-time during Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last night due to a desire for the team to "defend better," however accomplished a full-back his replacement Ashley Young has become, it wouldn't appear Shaw has much of a future at the club.

According to reports in today's Times, the former Southampton player is determined to cut his losses and move along as soon as possible:

The Times understands Shaw is likely to end his four-year spell at Old Trafford in the summer and look for a new club.

Having lost his place in Gareth Southgate's England plans as a result of his sporadic appearances at club level, Shaw, who moved to United for £30 million in 2014, is said to be deeply effected by Mourinho's harsh criticism of him.

Only starting six Premier League games for United this season, it is deeply unlikely that Shaw will be selected for Southgate's World Cup squad.

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A player that Mourinho has demonstrated a fluctuating attitude toward, the Portuguese has gone so far as to suggest that Shaw could become one of the best players in the world in his position.

Yet, he has similarly suggested that the full-back could not perform to the necessary standard without constant supervision and direction from his manager on the sideline.

A move that was greeted very excitedly by United fans when he joined van Gaal's side four years ago, it cannot be forgotten that Shaw's period with the club coincided with a potentially career-threatening injury sustained during a Champions League tie against PSV in 2015.

While he could rarely be said to have recovered his form since then, it is unquestionable that if reports of his desire to leave are confirmed, there will be plenty of potential suitors keen to take him off United's hands.

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