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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho humiliated Luke Shaw after publicly criticising the defender, according to Martin Keown.
The Arsenal hero also stated that Mourinho is on course for some ‘big fallings out’ at Old Trafford if he continues to blame his players in public.
Keown made the comments following United’s third defeat in eight days as they lost 3-1 away at Watford.
‘The special one’ blamed England international Shaw for the concession of Watford’s second goal scored by Juan Camilo Zuniga at Vicarage Road.
Keown blasted the Red Devils gaffer of his approach to the situation, he told the Daily Mail: “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.
“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 straitjacket.” he added.
Continuingly, the three-time Premier League winner suggested what Mourinho should do in future.
“Mourinho has to take a long look at himself and stop blaming everyone else. He can forge special relationships with players and give them great confidence, but it can also go in the other direction and lead to big fallings out.
“He blames his players and looks to separate himself from the problem when he needs to help them be the best they possibly can. But this situation isn’t about Mourinho, it’s about Manchester United. He has to put his ego to one side because he is part of the problem – and he needs to be part of the solution too.”
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)