Chelsea join chase for Manchester United's Luke Shaw


Martin Keown has claimed that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could lose the dressing room after publicly criticising his players.

'I think they have tried everything and they have not got through to him to get him out on the pitch and perform.

Paul Scholes is adamant that Luke Shaw could blossom into a world-class defender if the Manchester United outcast moves to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

He had established himself in the side before he suffered a broken leg playing in a Champions League tie in September 2015.

He has come back successfully from that before suffering further injuries since then.

"You are at Manchester United". Others disagree with him, citing the potentially destructive effect on confidence that might be already very low.

Headers by Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic earned Manchester United an unconvincing 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in a low-key FA Cup quarterfinal played in freezing conditions Saturday.

Shaw is one of a number of players, including Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini, set to leave this summer, along with veteran duo Michael Carrick and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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"I'm not sure if it was anything to do with him choosing Manchester United over Chelsea despite being a Chelsea fan when Mourinho was manager at the time".

"It was hard for us after the defeat against Sevilla, of course we were very sad after the game". To get that access is becoming more of an issue - I think players and clubs shy away from it. "But he has a wonderful way of dealing with that pressure, and when you manage these sorts of clubs, you've got to be used to that".

"We worked in training on certain kinds of movements where it was really important the two full-backs to be aggressive and to be always in front, to create space for [Nemanja] Matic and Scott [McTominay] to play in front of the two central defenders".

Fellow Premier League veteran Ian Wright says that the constant frustration Mourinho shows towards the media and even his own players is detrimental to United's hopes of silverware.

Time and again, it has been said that nowadays, we play boring, sideways football and aren't attractive anymore.

Shaw, 22, has had a tough time since joining United from Southampton in 2014.

Such as for example Theo Walcott and possibly too, if summer transfer rumours are to be believed, his former team-mate Jack Wilshere.