The Daily Mail reports that Luke Shaw has reportedly told close friends of his that his future at the club is uncertain, following his row with his boss. The football world was shocked penultimate week, when Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho publicly criticised Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling. The 53 year old controversial Portuguese told the media indirectly that he was questioning the bravery and commitment of these two players after both players declared themselves unfit for the away game at Swansea.
Smalling was said to be suffering a toe fracture, while Shaw is still said to be feeling effects of his horrific leg break injury of last season. Since then, Smalling has been ruled out for a month to leave his manager red-faced, while Shaw was asked to work with the medical team during the international break. This isn’t the first time the left back will be criticised by his manager. Back in September, Mourinho humiliated him publicly by blaming him for Watford’s equalizer. The 21 year old England international is afraid of his future at the club, as he believes the manager is making him the scapegoat for every wrong doing at the club, something Shaw isn’t accustomed to.
Shaw joined United for £30m in the summer of 2014 as the long-term replacement for legendary left back, Patrice Evra. At Southampton, he had garnered a reputation of being one of the best full backs in the country, as his attacking and defensive contributions per match were always top class. Under LVG, he suffered form and injury concerns with the Dutchman placing him on a special fitness program, as he deemed him overweight. His second season was going well as he underwent a rigorous fitness plan, but the double leg break he suffered in the Champions League match against PSV meant he went a step back in his development as he missed a whopping ten months of football action.
Shaw, who is on a £70k-a-week deal at Old Trafford was tried to be signed by Mourinho when he was manager of Chelsea, but he pulled out as a combination of Southampton’s asking price and Shaw’s wage demands proved too big to accommodate.