£70,000-a-week defender ready to push through an exit after Mourinho’s comments


Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is reportedly prepared to pursue a new challenge in the summer following Jose Mourinho’s criticism of him following the Brighton game.

The England international managed to earn a start ahead of left-back regular Ashley Young on Saturday night, but he only lasted for 45 minutes before Mourinho made the tactical switch.

Young came on in Shaw’s position following the break, and the veteran made a crucial impact as he provided a match-winning assist for Nemanja Matic’s goal, which settled the FA Cup quarter-final tie.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho publicly criticised Shaw for his poor positioning, not for the first time, and it appears that the Englishman has had enough with the Portuguese tactician.

According to BBC Sport, Shaw is ready to end his four-year association with United during the summer with Mourinho’s public criticism having made him and his close ones upset.

The £70,000-a-week defender had his contract extended by a further 12 months via a clause on his contract, and it does not appear that he may stay with the club beyond the summer, with Mourinho already on the search for reinforcements.

Juventus’ Alex Sandro and Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose have both been linked with United over the past month, and the latter could be the ideal choice as Spurs could favour a part-exchange deal involving Shaw.

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