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Having publicly dug out Luke Shaw recently for being “a long way behind” several of his Manchester United team-mates in terms of the effort he puts in on the training ground, José Mourinho was full of praise for the full-back after starting him against Sunderland yesterday. “He didn’t make mistakes, he was confident on the ball and he was focused so [it was] easy for me to tell him it was good, solid performance,” said Mourinho, after a routine win over the Premier League’s worst side, prompting talk of “redemption” for the left-back in some media quarters which made the Rumour Mill chuckle. Call us cynical, but short of patting the 21-year-old on the head as he spoke it’s difficult to know how the Portuguese could have been more patronising.
As futile as it is to try to analyse the inner-workings of the Manchester United manager’s mind, the suggestion from the Mirror is that his apparent volte face may be down to the fact the club’s board have issued a diktat stating Shaw must be given more playing time in order to drive his price up ahead of a possible summer move. Going on TV to talk about how great he is might help in that regard, even if a “good, solid performance” in defence against a team that hasn’t scored for seven matches is probably the bare minimum you’d expect from any grown man physically co-ordinated enough to put one foot in front of the other without falling over. While Shaw recently announced his intention to stay at United despite his manager’s barbs, he will have no shortage of suitors should the club decide to move him on. Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester City have all been mentioned as possible destinations.
Source: Football News
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