I’m sure this will go down well with Jose Mourinho, the always-angry Portuguese who in his mind, is never to blame for anything!
According to the Manchester Evening News, a reliable source for all things United, the club’s hierarchy are considering refusing his wish to sell Luke Shaw, because he’s made so many big mistakes in the past in terms of judging elite players ‘not good enough’.
We would have happily taken Shaw at Anfield, but the brilliance of Andrew Robertson negates our need for a left-back.
Journalist James Robson writes:
“While Mourinho is pragmatic enough to accept when a player cannot effectively contribute to his system – that feeling may not be shared by a United board that bet big on Shaw…
“The form and – more importantly – values of Kevin de Bruyne, Mo Salah and Romelu Lukaku after being sold on by Mourinho at Chelsea, will also be a serious consideration during the decision process.”
The two players fighting for the Premier League Player of the Year award are de Bruyne and Salah, the latter of whom has scored 36 goals in all competitions.
Mourinho rejected both at Chelsea, while had to spend £90m-odd on Romelu Lukaku in 2017 having offloaded him while at Stamford Bridge, too.
If the United board are actively keeping players at the club against Mourinho’s will, he won’t stay at Old Trafford for long.
Although they’re in 2nd spot in the Premier League, their fans are already tired of his negative tactical approach, which fails to get the best out of the phenomenal attacking talent at his disposal.