Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw, has hit back at Jose Mourinho after the AS Roma manager recently criticized him for his performance at the ongoing Euro 2020.
Mourinho singled out Shaw and Chelsea’s Reece James for criticism ahead of England’s final Group D tie against the Czech Republic a few days ago.
Mourinho said both Shaw and James have been ‘poor’ offensively for England at the Euro 2020.
Reacting to the development ahead of England’s Euro 2020 round of 16 tie against Germany on Tuesday, Shaw said at his pre-match press conference that Mourinho, with whom he had a fractured relationship during the Portuguese’s time at Man United, has him in his head, adding that he cannot move on.
“Clearly, I’m in his head a lot and he clearly thinks about me a lot,” Shaw said.
“There is no hiding that we didn’t get on [during his time at Man United].
“I think he was a brilliant manager but, you know, the past is the past. It’s time to move on. I’m trying to move on but, obviously, he can’t.
“He continuously talks about me, which I find quite strange. Even some of the lads have said, ‘what is his problem?’ and ‘why does he keep talking?’ He just needs to move on.
“What he says now is nothing compared to how it used to be, if I’m being totally honest.
“I’m so past it now. I’ve grown up a lot. The three years I had with him, I learnt a lot. I find it easy to ignore him now and even laugh about it. But it is better just to ignore it and move on with my life.”