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Luke Shaw In Squad To Play Everton Following Mourinho Meeting

Luke Shaw might get another opportunity to revive his Manchester United career tonight, as he has been named in Jose Mourinho’s match day squad ahead of a clash with Everton.

The Portuguese manager showed his dissatisfaction with Shaw in a post-match interview following his sides lacklustre 0-0 draw with West Brom at Old Trafford on Saturday, saying the 21-year-old’s attitude was not on a par with those of his teammates.

“I cannot compare the way he trains, the way he commits, the focus, the ambition,” said Mourinho(via Sky Sports).

Shaw had been omitted from the match day squad despite a number of notable absentees.

Ashley Young played out of position at left back while Timothy Fosu Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe and Matty Willock all made the bench as Shaw was left out. For Willock, it was his first time making the bench for the senior team(via Man United).

What was probably most frustrating for Shaw is that Mourinho has made these comments publicly, magnifying the problems.

Mourinho has been openly critical of Shaw.

This was obviously the final straw for the out of favour left back as he arranged a meeting with Jose Mourinho yesterday(via Sky Sports). Paul Pogba was reportedly present also. What was said exactly, we may never know but the outcome is plain to see. The manager has responded by placing Shaw in his squad for their league encounter with Everton at Old Trafford tonight.

Perhaps, this is exact reaction Mourinho wanted or at least expected from his player. He knew his comments would force Shaw to take action or else risk spending the rest of the season in the reserves.

Shaw will most likely get the chance to prove himself against Everton and he has to take it. This game could be the most important of his career to date. He will either gain respect for his response to Mourinho’s criticisms or he could join the growing list of players who couldn’t take the pressure of playing for Manchester United.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.