Luke Shaw has not had it rosy under Jose Mourinho this season. The defender has faced public criticism from the United boss a number of times, questioning his form and commitment.
And it was not different after the 1-1 draw against Everton on last Tuesday. The England international came off the bench in the second half with United trailing, and forced a penalty in the injury-time which Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted but Mourinho claimed “it was his body with my brain”.
He does not seem to be part of Mourinho’s plans and his stay at the club may hinder his progress. With just eight Premier League starts and Mourinho’s comments that the England international is far behind the likes of Daley Blind and Ashley Young in the pecking order show that things are really tough for the 21-year-old at old Trafford and that is enough reason why he should consider quitting and move to Tottenham in the summer.
His boss at Southampton and now in charge at the White Hart Lane Mauricio Pochettino has expressed interests in signing him. The constant public criticism he has been subjected to under Mourinho would have definitely dampened his confidence, and even though he has vowed to fight for his United shirt, moving to a new ground remains the basis for re-launching his failing career.
It was Pochettino who helped to develop him when the pair were together at the Saints between 2013 and 2014 and subsequently earned seven caps for England. Pochettino is known for giving young English players opportunities.
Shaw is not totally a bad player but recurring injuries after the horrible double leg breaker has limited his form but his former boss could help him get back on his feet. Mourinho doesn’t have the record of being patient with players as such.
And with Danny Rose been linked with a move to Man City, moving to the White Hart Lane would be a good one for Shaw. The 21-year-old clearly needs to get some backings to help his confidence and form and it’s doubtful he would get that from Mourinho. So a move to Tottenham in the summer would suit him better.