Jose Mourinho gave a scathing evaluation of Luke Shaw’s performance in the FA cup match against Brighton after he gave way to Ashley Young at half-time.
The Englishman was included in Manchester United starting line up against Brighton in the FA cup quarter final at Old Trafford.
Having endured a strained relationship with Mourinho since he replaced Louis Van Goal at the helms of affair at Manchester United 18 months ago.
Luke Shaw failed to make a good impression on the manager and was replaced at half time with his English compatriot Ashley Young.
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Explaining his decision on why he removed Shaw, Mourinho said: “It was a decision of one player for another at the same position.”
“I wanted to defend better, I want my defensive line to be more solid in relation to a few, not many.”
“But a few offensive movements they made from the sides and we wanted more personality in the team because many many times I felt that Matic was an island of personality of desire and control surrounded by not water but lack of personality, lack of class and lack of desire.”
“It was my decision. My reason is that we work on the pitch on certain kinds of movement, with the two full-backs being aggressive to make space for Matic and McTominay.”
“I couldn’t change them both, I decided Luke because Antonio was at least capable defensively.”
“Every player can play bad but when you see ‘please Mr, take me from the pitch’. That is what I thought.”