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STAN COLLYMORE: Mourinho’s treatment of Luke Shaw is disgraceful – the injury-hit defender must quit Man United

Date Posted,April 30, 2017

Having been in the same situation, I am really ­worried for Luke Shaw .

Jose Mourinho had ­another pop at him after he went off early against Swansea, saying: “I think Luke Shaw’s must be a big injury, because to leave the pitch after nine minutes, I am ­expecting a very big injury.”

The worst thing you can do is question a player’s ­professionalism. And ­Mourinho has essentially called Shaw a liar.

He would never do the same to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It is not the first time the Manchester United ­manager has targeted Shaw this season.

The defender limped off against Swansea this weekend (Photo: REUTERS)

When he did it before I said in this column it is tantamount to bullying and it has reminded me of times in my own career.

One was at Aston Villa when John Gregory was in charge. He has come out since and said: “I wanted Stan to do well and could see he had lots of ability. It was my way of trying to get the best out of him” – but it was ­bullying.

He would try the stick and carrot ­approach. Make ­public comments, slag me off, and then be nice.

I also remember one training session at Aston Villa, as I was coming back from either illness or injury.

I scored a couple of goals and was bristling.

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