Luke Shaw is “a long way behind” his Manchester United team-mates in terms of focus and ambition, says Jose Mourinho.
Luke Shaw has made just two United appearances in the last four months and, on Saturday, was not even selected for the bench against West Brom at Old Trafford, despite a depleted squad due to a string of injuries.
Jose said:“It is difficult for him to be on the bench,” he argued. “I cannot compare him with Ashley Young, with Matteo Darmian, 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’s last appearance came a month ago against Bournemouth, when it was alleged Mourinho was angered by the 21-year-old defender speaking to an opposition player at half-time.
Reminded that Shaw is an England international who was thought one of the country’s brightest defensive talents when he came to Old Trafford from Southampton, Mourinho retorted: “Joe Hart is an England international and is playing on loan in Italy.”