Manchester United staff in support of Luke Shaw over Jose Mourinho's criticisms

Manchester United staff in support of Luke Shaw over Jose Mourinho's criticisms

- England international Luke Shaw has received supports from Manchester United's other staff over the poor treatments he has been getting from his manager Jose Mourinho

- The 22-year-old has struggled for playing time this season - appearing just six times in 30 EPL appearances for the Red Devils

- Meanwhile, Mourinho has defended himself, saying shaw doesn't have what he wants from his players

Manchester United backroom staff are reportedly in favour of Luke Shaw over his row with his manager Jose Mourinho.

The 22-year-old defender has only made two appearances for the Red Devils this summer in the English Premier League

However, the former Southampton player is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford having fallen out of favour with his Portuguese manager this season.

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Mourinho, sometime this term has had to lament over the fitness level of the England international, and he (the 54-year-old) is set to bring in a replacement for the defender this summer.

Meanwhile, the former Chelsea boss while reacting to his criticism of the player since he succeeded Louis Van Gaal said: “It is my decision.

“My reason behind it is that we work on the pitch certain kinds of movements where it was really important for the two full backs to be aggressive and to be always in front, to create space for Matic and for Scott to play in front of the two central defenders.

“I didn’t have that with Luke and Antonio Valencia, with both of them. I didn’t change both because it was too aggressive to do it and then I only have one more change in 90 minutes.

“To try to improve our offensive football and be more aggressive I had to change one of them and I decided Luke, because at least Antonio defensively was capable of good positionings.

“Luke, in the first half, every time they went in this corridor, the cross was coming; the situation was coming so I was not happy with the performance.”

Yet The Sun say United staff are firmly in Shaw’s corner.

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Mourinho is reportedly alienating himself from key members of the squad and coaching staff.

A source is quoted as saying: “The staff are not in Jose’s corner and he has few advocates.

“They absolutely hate the treatment of Shaw, who is a nice and popular lad around the place.”

The former England youth international joined Manchester United from Southampton in 2014, but suffered a career threatening injury in September 2015 – an injury that ruled him out of action for at least six months.

And since his return, he hasn’t performed to the best of his manager, reasons he has not been getting enough playing time at the club.

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