Mourinho singles out Shaw after Man United defeat

Date published: Monday 19th September 2016 8:56

Luke Shaw

Jose Mourinho picked out Luke Shaw for criticism after Manchester United’s defeat at Watford.

United went down 3-1 at Vicarage Road, their third consecutive defeat, with cracks already starting to show in their recent marriage with Mourinho.

Shaw was singled out by the Portuguese, who was unhappy with the England international’s positioning for Camilo Zuniga’s strike, which put Waford 2-1 up.

“Their second goal is a mistake that goes against our plan and our training, because our intention was for their wing-backs to be pressed and not let them progress,” he said.

(Nordin) Amrabat receives the ball and our left-back (Shaw) is 25 metres from him instead of five. Even at 25 you have to jump and go and press but no, we wait.

“This is a tactical but also a mental attitude. It’s something that doesn’t become perfect in a couple of weeks. So we have to improve, no doubt, individually and collectively. And that’s my job.”

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