Luke Shaw fires warning at Jose Mourinho ahead of Man United v Chelsea
Luke Shaw insists that he is determined to prove Jose Mourinho wrong at Manchester United this season
Luke Shaw has revealed that he is determined to prove Jose Mourinho wrong following the Manchester United manager’s public criticism of the left-back ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash with Chelsea.
The defender has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the starting line-up at Old Trafford following Mourinho’s appointment at the club last summer.
Indeed, Shaw has only made eight Premier League starts for Manchester United so far this season and Mourinho has been vocal in his criticism of the England defender in recent weeks.
However, the left-back has revealed that he ended a private meeting with Mourinho by insisting that he will prove him wrong with his performances on the pitch.
Shaw told Sky Sports: “The criticism was very hard but I’ve had it before,” Shaw said. “But this time around I dealt with it better.
“When I first came to United there was a lot of discussion about me and that was hard, it was something that was new to me. I was used to positive feedback and comments in the media but coming to United everything changed, there was negativity.
“I took that badly and it knocked me down a bit but this time I’ve come back wanting to fight and I want to prove everyone wrong.
“At the end of my meeting with the manager I said ‘I’m going to prove you wrong’. I believe and want to do that, not just for myself but for the fans that have been behind me and supported me through this time.
“I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I want to push for the best from me.
“I wished the season wasn’t coming to an end, I wish it was the start, because I want to play games and games and hopefully I can keep giving good performances and keep my spot in the team and push for the Europa League and top four.”
Shaw will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Chelsea in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Blues head into the game as the heavy favourites to win the title this season, with Antonio Conte’s men currently seven points clear at the top of the table.