Five times Luke Shaw has been publicly criticised by his own managers
With his Manchester United career seemingly in tatters after being hauled off at half-time during a 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday and then publicly lambasted once again by Jose Mourinho, Luke Shaw will surely be one of the hottest properties in the Premier League transfer market this summer.
The then-teenager was rated as arguably English football’s most exciting prospect when he completed a move to Old Trafford in summer 2014, commanding a world-record fee for a full-back, and although it hasn’t worked out for him at United, the young defender is still just 22 years of age – he’s got more than enough time to realise his potential at another major Premier League club.
Mirror Football moot Arsenal and Chelsea as potential summer suitors, while The Times moot Tottenham and Everton as contenders for Shaw’s signature and The Chronicle have even suggested a surprise move to Newcastle.
And yet, for all the apparent interest in Shaw – who Transfermarkt now value at just £13.5million – and for all the glimpses of prodigious ability he’s shown in his short career, the constant criticisms from his managers can no longer be ignored, painting a picture of a player with all the talent in the world but lacking the right mindset.
In fact, pretty much the only manager to work with Shaw at senior level who hasn’t publicly questioned him at some point is current England boss Gareth Southgate. Here’s a look at what the remaining five all had to say…