FA Cup: No class, no desire, says Jose Mourinho to Manchester United

FA Cup: No class, no desire, says Jose Mourinho to Manchester United

"United had put the game to bed but you can tell when something's on his mind, and in an innocent question about the performance he went into this one about no personality, no desire, no class and how Nemanja Matic was an island".

Spurs are 6/4 to recruit the left back with Chelsea and Everton also in the transfer race to sign the 22-year-old after he was criticised by Jose Mourinho again.

This match was comfortably won, even if not with great performance, but it was far from the first time this season.

Young and Shaw appear to have a good relationship off the field despite vying for the same starting berth, with the winger-cum-full-back crediting that competition as helping him to kick on at 32. But no, we wait.

Now, as his Manchester United side limp to this season's finish line with the FA Cup their own only trophy hope, he's being reminded of that week-in, week-out.

"I'm a grown man and I can take what the manager says", he insisted. Of course, not surrounded by water, surrounded by other people that did a positive job.

A full 90 minutes against Burnley followed, but Shaw's withdrawal through injury before a trip to Swansea City drew more ire.

Mourinho implied that both Shaw and Valencia did not do well and from this point of view, it is logical for Shaw to be substituted as Valencia is more of a leader and an experienced player.

After the game, with the absent Chris Smalling having also been bracketed alongside Shaw pre-match, the manager expanded upon his theme.

Shaw has struggled to get a consistent run of games in the team since and now he has reportedly fallen out of favour with Mourinho. "For the team you have to do anything, that is my way of seeing [things]". However, the way he criticized the Englishman was exactly how he later on described Shaw and the rest of the team.

"Luke in the first half every time they come in his half, the cross come in". His gaffer said he could have sacrificed either full-back.

"Luke has to wait for his chance and work better and better, knowing I give nothing for free".

Yes injuries have blighted the player's career to date but they alone can not be blamed for the lack of progression the player has made in his short career to date. "And, at this moment, he's behind the others". "As a young player it's hard - as you get older you can take more responsibility on how you want to be perceived".

Asked if the FA Cup could save United's season, Matic replied: "I think no".

'I was constantly on him.

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Young was not keen to get into the whys and wherefores but has seen enough of Shaw to back him for the very top. "He created a lot of danger and created a lot of risky situations".

Jose stated: "My reason behind them is that we work on the pitch a certain kind of movements which were really important the two full-backs to be aggressive and to be always in front and create space for Matic and Scott to play in front of the two central defenders and I didn't have that with Luke and Antonio Valencia". He made a big effort.

"I've got to play well at United to get that recognition, and now I've had that in this call-up, I've got to impress".

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