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Manchester United players ‘stunned by bullying of Luke Shaw’ – Telegraph report

United players ‘stunned by bullying of Shaw’ – Telegraph report

19/03/2018 at 11:08Updated 19/03/2018 at 11:54

Manchester United players have been left stunned by what some deem the “bullying” of Luke Shaw, according to a report in the Telegraph.

The former Southampton player has endured a tumultuous relationship with Mourinho since the Portuguese’s appointment back in 2016 but Shaw’s United career appeared to have turned a corner in recent weeks, with news that the 22-year-old was set to be offered a new contract.

However, his relationship with Mourinho appears to have hit an all-time low following United’s FA Cup quarter-final 2-0 win against Brighton, when the United boss offered a scathing appraisal of his left-back’s performance.

"I was not happy with his performance."

Shaw was substituted at half-time with Mourinho justifying the decision by saying: "At least Antonio [Valencia] defensively was capable of good positioning."

However, the Telegraph go a step further, reporting that some United players have concerns that Shaw is being "bullied".

The defender, who moved to United in a deal reportedly worth £30m in 2014, has just over a year left on his contract.