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How Man Utd players have reacted to Jose Mourinho's recent treatment of Luke Shaw

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With every passing week, it's becoming more and more obvious that Luke Shaw doesn't have a future at Manchester United while Jose Mourinho is at the helm.

During Saturday's 2-0 win over Brighton in the FA Cup, the 22-year-old was subjected to humiliation when Mourinho decided to replace him at half-time.

Shaw was starting his first game for United in exactly a month but spent the majority of his 45-minute stint being berated by his manager from the sidelines.

"It's my decision," said Mourinho when asked why he substituted Shaw. "My reason behind them is that we work on the pitch a certain kind of movements.

"The two full-backs [need] to be aggressive and to be always in front and create space for [Nemanja] Matic and Scott [McTominay] to play. I didn't have that with Luke and Antonio Valencia.

"I didn't change both because [that] was too aggressive to do it and then I have only one more change for 90 minutes.

"And I decide Luke because at least Antonio defensively was capable of some good positions, like in one of their more dangerous movements in the second half.

"And Luke every time they went in his corridor the cross was coming and the dangerous situation was coming, so I was not happy with the performance."

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Ouch. Mourinho didn't hold back in his assessment of Shaw, who is apparently upset with the comments and is now looking to leave United.

But what do Shaw's teammates think? Well, the Telegraph have provided some very interesting yet damning insight into the debacle.

United's players were reportedly "stunned and angry" at Mourinho hauling Shaw at half-time and some even think the young Englishman is being "bullied" by the Portuguese manager.

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If true, this has opened a whole new can of worms.

Shaw supposedly has the support of his teammates at the Theatre of Dreams, but that's not likely to go down well with Mourinho.

Another report, per The Sun, claims they also had a huge bust-up in training last week when Shaw asked for assurances over his future, which Mourinho reacted angrily to.

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