Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has responded to Jose Mourinho criticism ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Young Boys tonight.
Mourinho was quoted by Spanish television criticising his own young players insisting that some players are immature.
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Meanwhile, the Red Devils slumped to a goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon which makes the manager accuse his players of lacking ‘heart’.
England full-back Luke Shaw was among United players slammed ‘immature’ last week and was mentioned twice.
Shaw was absent when United failed to score at Old Trafford during the weekend’s Premier League match against Palace.
But the 23-year-old has insisted that they will show their fighting qualities at Old Trafford tonight in the Champions League showdown.
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“Sometimes, of course, it may look like that [that they lack hunger] but I look around the changing room an training ground and I think everyone wants the same: to win games and climb up the table.”
“The last couple of days everyone has been a disappointed it was a massive game [against Palace] after the international break and we needed to get the win.”
“It wasn’t to be but we need to fight for the club and the manager starting against Young Boys.”
“Everyone in this changing room is a fighter and everyone wants the best for this team and the club. We all want to win trophies.”
“But we need to take on board what is said [by the manager] and we have to fight for him and the team, the fans and for the club.”
“We are going through a bad stage at the moment but I know good things are coming our way hopefully sooner rather than later.”
Regarding Mourinho’s criticism against young players for lacking maturity, Shaw has also revealed his verdict.
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He added: “I think it was a generational thing – nowadays compared to when he was a bit younger – and yes you need a thick skin to play under the manager.”
“But 100 per cent this club is the biggest club in the world and we are just looking forward to putting things right.”