Cape Town - Jose Mourinho all but confirmed Luke Shaw’s Old Trafford
career is over with some scathing criticism of the player ahead of
United’s Premier League clash with Everton on Tuesday.
The Manchester United manager said there was no chance of the
left-back even being a substitute for the midweek game despite United
having several players out through injury.
"It's difficult for him to be on the bench. Because I cannot compare
him with Ashley Young, or with Matteo Darmian, or with Daley Blind,”
"I cannot compare the way he trains, the way he commits, the focus, the ambition. I cannot compare. He is a long way behind."
Shaw has made just two appearances in the last four months for United
and was not even on the bench for Saturday’s game against West Brom at
Old Trafford, as Mourinho decided to name Matthew Willock ahead of Shaw.
Shaw's last appearance was a month ago in the fiery clash against
Bournemouth, when it was alleged Mourinho became incensed after seeing
the 21-year-old defender chatting to an opposition player at the break.
Relations have been frosty ever since and the future looks grim for
Shaw, who became the world's most expensive teenager when he joined
United from Southampton for £27 million in 2014.
Shaw has struggled for form and fitness since suffering a double leg
break in September 2015 when Louis van Gaal was the Red Devils' manager
and now it looks like his time is up at Old Trafford.