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Mourinho would have humiliated Shaw - Arsenal great Keown

Martin Keown has criticised for Manchester United's Jose Mourinho for his public analysis of Luke Shaw.

The Portuguese suggested the left-back was a fault for Watford's second goal in United's 3-1 defeat at Vicarage Road on Sunday, which came two minutes before the 21-year-old was hooked.

Mourinho's public negativity towards Shaw has been slammed by many pundits including former Arsenal captain Keown.

“It was very unkind of Mourinho to call out Luke Shaw on Sunday — not least because he was by no means the only one at fault for Watford's second goal," he wrote in the Daily Mail.

“At 21, Shaw is an easy target for Mourinho and would have been humiliated at being substituted immediately after the goal.

“He has the potential to be one of the finest left backs this country has ever produced, but he's playing with no confidence. His main strength is to tear forward at any opportunity, but it looks as though Mourinho has him playing in a straight-jacket."

Andrew Slevison
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