Euro 2020 - 'I don't anyone realises how bad it was' - Luke Shaw hits back at Jose Mourinho over latest critcism
Luke Shaw has urged Jose Mourinho to 'move on' after the latest barrage of criticism from the former Manchetser United coach. Mourinho and Shaw never say eye-to-eye at Old Trafford and the head coach has continued to question Shaw's England place. "I don’t think any of you realise the two or three years I had with him and how bad it was then, what it was like then," Shaw said.
Luke Shaw of England reacts in the swimming pool at St George's Park on June 24, 2021 in Burton upon Trent, England.
He said: “I am trying to move on but, obviously, he can’t. He continuously talks about me, which I find quite strange. Even some of the lads have said: ‘what’s his problem?’ and ‘why does he keep talking?’
“What he says now is nothing compared to how it used to be. I don’t think any of you realise the two or three years I had with him and how bad it was then, what it was like then.
I am being totally honest. I am so past it now. I have grown up a lot. The three years I had with him, I learnt a lot. I find it easy to ignore him now and even laugh about it. But it’s better just to ignore it.
“Look, like I said, his job is to comment on what he feels is right. 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. I will focus on myself.”
Shaw never won Mourinho over, but has nailed down a starting place at United since the Portuguese was sacked and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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The 25-year-old thinks Mourinho has favourites, but insisted he is eager to move on from the difficult spell in his career.
“It’s different with different players. He likes some, he doesn’t like others,” said Shaw. “I think I fell into the category where he didn’t like me.
I tried as hard as I could to get back on to his side but it never worked out, no matter what I did. There is no hiding that we didn’t get on.
“I think he was a brilliant manager but, you know, the past is the past. It is time to move on.”
England take on Germany on Tuesday at Wembley in an epic last-16 and Shaw is hopeful he can start in defence.