Luke Shaw revealed he was bemused by his former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his continued criticism. The manager and player had a strained relationship during the former’s time in charge. He singled out Shaw on more than one occasion negatively. Shaw could not get into Mourinho’s good books during his time in charge. After Mourinho’s sacking, Shaw has got his career back on track and was one of the best left-backs in the Premier League last season. During Euro 2020, he once again criticized Shaw for his performance against the Czech Republic. He especially criticized his set-piece delivery calling it “very poor” and “dramatically bad”. England takes on Germany at Wembley on Tuesday in the round of 16.
“I don’t really understand it, to be honest,” Luke Shaw said after criticism by Jose Mourinho. “I don’t know why he is still going on and wanting to point at me. I don’t feel like the set-pieces were as bad as he was saying. I might have done one in the second half, a corner, that didn’t get over the first man. But that was one out of three. The other two or three, I don’t think, were as ‘dramatically bad’ as he says.”
“Look, he has got to do his job. He has got his opinion. I am used to him saying negative stuff about me now, so I just pass it by. I leave it be, I ignore it. I just focus on what the coaching staff says here, what Gareth says and that’s that, really.” he added. “His voice is obviously very big. He likes to talk a lot about me, as everyone has seen recently. But his voice is his own. He can say what he wants.”