The youngster didn’t travel with the Man United squad to Swansea on the weekend after he was deemed ‘not 100%’ and mentally unprepared after recent exertions.
Mourinho, speaking after United’s 3-1 win over Swansea City on Sunday, criticised Shaw’s attitude when it came to playing with injury.
Most first-team members are either on international duty or receiving time off but Shaw, according to the Mail Online, will be working closely with a physio this week, taking part in various pool exercises and running programmes.
Such training regimes are standard practice for convalescing players and Shaw’s programme has been most likely constructed with the game against Arsenal in mind. So, don’t let the media tell you he’s training alone as a punishment because that’s not the case. One ought to remember that the Englishman, largely due to a long-line of injuries suffered during his time at Old Trafford (and also, one might add, because of his still-developing physique), requires a greater level of supervision when it comes to nursing injuries.
Or could this impromptu regime somehow have anything to do with Mourinho’s disgruntlement at Shaw’s attitude on Sunday? After all, it would make sense for Mourinho, in keeping with his warrior-like attitude, to put ‘fragile’ players through their paces.