MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, April 5, 2017 (BSS/AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Luke Shaw to improve his understanding of the game if he wants to win a regular place in the side.
Shaw made his first appearance in a month against Everton on Tuesday and won the stoppage-time penalty that allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to earn United a 1-1 draw.
But having strongly criticised Shaw after leaving him out of the squad for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with West Bromwich Albion, Mourinho again took the 21-year-old left-back to task.
“He had a good performance, but it was his body with my brain,” Mourinho told reporters at Old Trafford.
“He was in front of me and I was making every decision for him.
“We need at this level the fantastic body to play football, but he cannot play (by relying on) my understanding of the game.
“He must understand, he must think, he must accelerate the process. He is 21, he is old enough to have a better understanding of the game. But today he has with a positive feeling.”