Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is reportedly unhappy with manager Jose Mourinho’s treatment. The English defender is seeking a summer transfer away from Old Trafford after falling out of favor with the Portuguese manager.
Shaw is presently the fourth choice left-back at United. The likes of Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo are all favored above the 21-year-old by Mourinho. This has frustrated the former Southampton defender and he wants to seek better opportunities elsewhere, according to Greg Stobart of Squawka.
“The 21-year-old is understood to be particularly frustrated that he was also left out of the matchday squad for both Europa League last 32 matches against Saint-Etienne. He was an unused substitute in the recent FA Cup fifth round win over Blackburn,” Stobart wrote.
The man from Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom has made just one appearance for United since the start of December, last year. Shaw was left out of the 18-man squad which faced Southampton in the EFL Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
The defender was previously challenged by Mourinho to improve his attitude in training. The same was applied for Henrikh Mkhitaryan earlier. The Armenian forced his way into the manager’s plans and is now one of the important players of the starting team.
However, despite fighting for his place, Shaw feels that Mourinho has “singled” him out of the team. It is also being reported that the former 54-year-old manager may harbor bad feelings for the defender, who turned him down when he tried to sign him for Chelsea in 2014, according to Metro.
Shaw’s career at United has halted since last season after a horrific leg-break injury in the UEFA Champions League. This kept him out for most of the 2015/16 campaign and the left-back is yet to find his full rhythm on the pitch.
“Luke has to wait for his chance. He has to work better and better knowing that I give nothing for free. When I give something to the players it’s expensive for them, it’s not cheap it is expensive they have to work really hard every day. They have to play well, so he has to wait,” Mourinho said.
Shaw, who earns £100,000-a-week ($124,407) at Manchester arrived for £30 million ($37m) to Old Trafford from Southampton in the summer of 2014.
Luke Shaw broken leg injury vs. PSV Eindhoven in 2015
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