Mourinho: Shaw Used My Brain On The Pitch

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Jose Mourinho was not too happy with Luke Shaw’s understanding of the game, after the defender’s second half cameo.

Mourinho has been a vocal critic of the defender, but he was restored to the matchday squad against Everton.

Shaw’s goal bound shot was handled by Ashley Williams, which resulted in a penalty that was converted by Ibrahimovic , as United played 1-1.

Mourinho described Shaw’s display as “a good performance” but said the left-back was playing with “his body and my brain”.

“I tell you this because I told him already,” Mourinho said. “He had a good performance but it was his body with my brain. He was in front of me and I was making every decision for him.

“The communication was possible because we were very close. I was thinking for him, when to close inside, when to open, when to press the opponent, I was making every decision for him.

“At this level we need the fantastic body he has to play football, the fantastic physical qualities he has, the very good technical ability he has, but he cannot play with my understanding of the game.

“He must understand the game and he must think. He must accelerate the process because he is 21 years old and that is old enough to have a better understanding of the game.

“But his contribution was good, he improved the team.”



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