'Mourinho is destroying Luke Shaw... it seems obvious he'll join Tottenham!'
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 20, 2018,
Mar 20, 2018, 16:49
Mourinho will hope his speech will motivate as they will host Swansea at Old Trafford at the end of March, followed by a Manchester derby in a Premier League clash. However, his future has been thrown into disarray with Mourinho singling Shaw out for criticism following Manchester United's FA Cup win over Brighton - a game that saw him being subbed off at half-time. The full-back is now likely to be sold, after just making a total of 15 appearances in the current campaign season, with a tally of seven caps for England to his name as well.
Tottenham full-back Danny Rose and Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred are two leading targets and Mourinho continues to be interested in Willian, but accepts that signing the Brazilian from Chelsea will prove hard, if not impossible, following last summer's capture of Nemanja Matic from Stamford Bridge.
Just 24 hours after the United manager had made a memorable defence of his own record in the pre-match press conference, Mourinho turned his attention to his players after a comfortable 2-0 quarter-final victory over Brighton. "Jose has been impressed with him and he will be a star".
It is fair to say that Luke Shaw's four seasons at Manchester United have been a total rollercoaster.
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".
But Dodd insists that a tough love approach is needed to help extract the best from the left-back.
He added: "Having worked with Pochettino before and spoken highly of him, it would seem obvious for him to go to Tottenham with Danny Rose potentially going the opposite way as he is obviously desperate to get back up north".
"On top of that I used to insult him, and he would reply in kind".
Manchester United are getting closer to the finish of the season.
The Englishman has a year left on his contract, but if Mourinho has anything to do with it, he'll be out of the door come the summer.