Danny Higginbotham has claimed that Manchester United star Luke Shaw must deal with the criticism he receives because the pressure is normal at top clubs.
Jose Mourinho has been the talk of the town in the media due to his recent attack on the youngster during the club’s 2-0 win over Brighton.
Shaw started the fixture but was only given 45 mins to impress his manager and apparently he didn’t do so after being hauled off at half time.
This obviously sparked rumours that the Englishman was certainly on his way out of the club in the summer and Mourinho’s harsh words in the post-match press conference didn’t help either.
However, Higginbotham isn’t focussing so much on the rumours and instead insists that Luke has to be able to deal with criticism in order to be among the best players in the world.
According to Talk Sport, Danny said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I was fortunate enough to grow up at Manchester United and see the characters there and you have to deal with these things because the players have to be at their best all the time.
“It is a football club that has constant pressure on the players and you have to deal with the criticism. The one thing we are not used to seeing is a manager being critical about a player in public and that probably makes it a little different.
“The fact he has got a year left on his contract after this season makes it more difficult for the club as well because his value is going to go down. It is not a good situation for the club or for Luke Shaw at the moment.”
The left-back’s position at the club certainly looks frail at the moment but not only due to his reported desire to leave.
It appears that even if Luke Shaw wished to remain at the club then Jose would’ve gotten rid of him either way as he’s not been impressed.
This isn’t the first time the former Southampton man has been criticised by a manager as both Louis Van Gaal and Mauricio Pochettino pointed out his faults previously.
His lack of fitness is a concern but the bigger issue seems to be his attitude problems that just can’t seem to go away.