Revealed: Latest update from Mourinho training ground burst-up before Brighton clash

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Jose Mourinho and Luke Shaw were reportedly involved in a huge training ground bust-up before the defender was humiliated against Brighton.

Luke Shaw made headlines for all the wrong reasons on Saturday as they beat Brighton 2-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The England international was hauled off at half-time at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho publicly criticised his display, not for the first time this season.

And The Sun claim tensions have been mounting between the pair that led to a heated row at Carrington in the lead up to the game.

Shaw wanted talks with his manager after United’s 3-2 win over Crystal Palace earlier this month.

They say the 22-year-old had demanded to see Mourinho in a meeting at the training ground as he wanted to seek assurances about his future.

However, it seems the defender got the complete opposite as the former Chelsea boss let rip at him.

Mourinho made no secret of his feelings for the former Southampton ace and flew off the handle at him in an ‘extraordinary outburst’, The Sun claim.

That meeting has now seemingly sealed Shaw’s future with the star now looking for a move away from Old Trafford.

Mourinho is said to have told Shaw he would start against Brighton but it was more for him to prove to other clubs he could be a decent buy in the summer with the 55-year-old ready to offload him.

However, Mourinho was furious with his display in the opening 45 minutes and subbed him off for Ashley Young at the the break.

“I was not happy with his performance,” said Mourinho. “We did not play as I had prepared the team to play.

“We worked in training on certain kinds of movements where it was really important the two full-backs to be aggressive and to be always in front, to create space for [Nemanja] Matic and Scott [McTominay] to play in front of the two central defenders. I didn’t have that with Luke or [Antonio] Valencia.

“I could have changed both of them at half-time but I didn’t change both because it would have left me with only one more substitution. But to try to improve our offensive football and to be more aggressive, I had to change one and I chose Luke because at least Antonio, defensively, was capable of some good positioning.

“In the first half every time they came into Luke’s corridor, the cross was coming and a dangerous situation was coming.”


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