Chelsea, Tottenham and Southampton are eyeing Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw after his latest spat with Jose Mourinho.
The 22-year-old was hauled off at half time of United’s FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton on Saturday night, with Mourinho publicly laying into the full-back after the match.
“We worked on certain kinds of movements, where it was really important the two full-backs were aggressive, created space for (Nemanja) Matic and were in front of the two central defenders. I didn’t have that,” Mourinho said.
“I had to change one and I chose Luke because at least Antonio (Valencia) defensively was capable of good positioning.
“Luke, in the first half, every time they came in his corridor, the cross came in and a dangerous situation was coming. I was not happy with his performance.”
It of course isn’t the first time the Portuguese boss has criticised the youngster, although it looked as though the former Southampton man had won over his manager when he featured in a number of matches over the festive season.
However his latest spat could be the final straw, and according to the Daily Star, Chelsea, Tottenham and Southampton are plotting a potential move for his services and to end his Old Trafford hell.
Shaw already has experience of working with Mauricio Pochettino during their respective times at Southampton, and has stated he would like to work with the Argentine again. Chelsea meanwhile were interested in signing him back in 2014, but decided to join Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United instead.
Shaw had previously been tipped as potentially one of the greatest left-backs that the country has seen for many years, with some saying he was better than Gareth Bale was at his age during their time at Southampton, however, a horrific leg break in 2015 stalled his progress just at a time when he was in the form of his life, and he has struggled to hold down a place in the lineup ever since