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Ian Wright: Luke Shaw should follow exemplary Bastian Schweinsteiger example

by Marwan Harraz

Ian Wright has claimed that Manchester United star Luke Shaw should follow Bastian Schweinsteiger‘s exemplary professionalism if he wishes to remain at the club.

The Englishman’s future has been thrown up into the air since being hauled off at half time during the club’s 2-0 win over Brighton.

Despite victory being theirs, Jose Mourinho was disappointed with his players’ performances and criticised them heavily but particularly attention was on Shaw.

The former Southampton man soon found himself linked with a move away from Old Trafford as well as United being linked with every left-back under the sun.

Wright though believes that Luke should always put professionalism first in much a similar way that Schweinsteiger did.

According to the Sport Review, Ian said to BBC Radio 5 Live: “The Schweinsteiger situation. He was a World Cup winner. He was an exemplary professional.

“He trained with the kids. I remember him getting this eerie reception at Old Trafford after Mourinho tried to bomb him out. He didn’t want to go. Shaw has to look at a situation like that.”

Bastian was involved with Mourinho’s first season at the club but was immediately isolated with some claiming his ties to Louis Van Gaal were too strong.

With Michael Carrick also with the Red Devils, there was only really room for one experienced midfielder at the club, particularly with Paul Pogba‘s arrival.

However, the German World Cup winner maintained his professionalism and never complained publicly about how he was treated.

In fact, Bastian Schweinsteiger was so classy that Jose eventually brought him back in from the cold and later admitted it was a mistake to isolate him.

It’s not too often that the Portuguese manager admits his mistakes but such was the former Bayern Munich star’s professionalism that it was impossible to deny.

Schweinsteiger was eventually moved on but left knowing fully well that he was always a top, classy player who never misbehaved or lowered his standards.

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