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Jose Mourinho refused to speak to Luke Shaw after he declared himself unfit for Fulham game

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Luke Shaw's time at Manchester United has been marred by injuries and inconsistency.

The English left-back was the most expensive teenager in world football when he arrived from Southampton at Old Trafford back in 2014.

However, Shaw has really struggled to live up to his wonder-kid status with the Red Devils and appeared to be on the cusp of leaving in the summer.

A horrific double leg break while playing against PSV in September 2015 was the source of a lot of his woes, with Jose Mourinho seemingly losing faith in the defender after his recovery.

But Shaw managed to break back into the team at the start of the season, earning praise from fans and Mourinho for his form.

He earned a new contract with the club, but has been absent from the first-team since the 2-2 draw with former club Southampton due to injury.

A pretty normal situation in football, right? Well, apparently not, because a report from the Daily Mail suggests Shaw and Mourinho's feud reopened due to the left-back's knock.

The paper claim that Mourinho did not actually speak to Shaw again after he declared himself unfit before the Fulham game, which United won 4-1.

So in the last 10 days as manager of United, the manager refused to talk to one of his key players.

Shaw in action vs Chelsea

Shaw pulled out of the Fulham game in the warmup due to suffering a back spasm.

Given his form, why would the defender exaggerate an injury just to be left out against the Premier League's bottom side?

It's simply yet another reason why Ed Woodward and the board were right to pull the trigger and sack Mourinho.

Interim manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer now faces the arduous task of trying to rebuild relationships between certain players and the club.

Solskjaer with Molde

Shaw, Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial are just some of the players who really suffered under Mourinho's regime.

Topics:
Emotional-Angry
Football
Anthony Martial
Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba
Alexis Sanchez
Luke Shaw
Premier League
Manchester United

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