We were kind enough to collate all the updates on Luke Shaw and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United feud on Monday. Tuesday is no different.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: James Ducker is back with another scoop, stating that ‘senior figures at Manchester United are becoming increasingly perturbed’ by Mourinho’s criticism of Shaw. Not only do they fear that the treatment could be seen as ‘vindictive’, but they worry that the player’s ‘transfer value is being eroded’. Ducker adds the following:
‘It is understood some senior members of the dressing room are considering addressing the situation with Mourinho. Mourinho was seen angrily shouting at Shaw during the first half and later vented his unhappiness at his performance in interviews but the Telegraph understands that was the opposite of how the defender’s display was viewed by others in the United camp.
‘Players’ concerns are believed to be shared by some staff at United, who feel the manager has overstepped the mark and that his treatment of Shaw is now at risk of appearing “vindictive”. “It’s like the default setting is to criticise Shaw,” one source said.’
DAILY MIRROR: If senior figures truly are concerned at Mourinho’s treatment of Shaw, the left-back could have a point to raise with them. And as James Nursey states, Shaw ‘is thinking about complaining to Manchester United chief Ed Woodward’.
‘Shaw has been so upset by recent developments he is determined to quit this summer and will reject fresh terms, sources claim,’ Nursey writes. ‘There appears no way back for Shaw MirrorSport understands may even take his grievances to executive vice-chairman Woodward.’
Arsenal and Chelsea are namedropped as clubs who could take an interest in the left-back.
NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE: So could Newcastle, apparently. Mark Douglas informs us that Rafael Benitez ‘retains an interest’ in Shaw, who he tried to sign in January. He could make another move in the summer.
THE GUARDIAN: But perhaps Shaw will stay? Jamie Jackson says the 22-year-old ‘will not be forced out’ of Old Trafford. Although he is ‘unhappy’, he ‘is understood not to have made a final decision on his future’. The option of seeing out the final year of his contract before choosing from a large pool of clubs for a hefty signing-on fee is appealing.
THE TIMES: But according to Paul Hirst, Shaw ‘has decided his time at Old Trafford has to come to an end’. Shaw has been left ‘perplexed’ by Mourinho’s recent comments, while the Portuguese is thought to have ‘been suspicious of Shaw for some time’. He holds the left-back as ‘a perfect example of a player who had too much, too soon in his career’.
In a further story, Hirst adds that Everton and Tottenham are interested. Fiiiiiiight.
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