Shaw baffled by Mourinho criticism after pulling out of Swansea clash

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Luke Shaw has been left baffled by Jose Mourinho’s criticism of his withdrawal from Manchester United’s team against Swansea, reports say.

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The England international missed the match, in which United won 3-1, but is confused by why Mourinho chose to question his decision that he was not fit to play.

Shaw suffered a problem in the same leg he broke last September and chose to make himself unavailable for the game against Swansea three days later, according to The Guardian.

Gareth Southgate also left the 21-year-old out of his latest England squad, citing his ‘ongoing difficulties’ in recovery from his injury.

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‘We know he has had some ongoing difficulties since coming back from a very serious injury,’ he said.

Mourinho also criticised Chris Smalling, who also pulled out of the Swansea clash.

He said of the pair: ‘Smalling doesn’t feel that he can play 100% with his pain, Luke Shaw told me this morning that he was not in the condition to play, so we had to build a defensive line.

‘There is a difference between the brave, who want to be there at any cost, and the ones for whom a little pain can make a difference.

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‘If I were to speak with the many great football people of this team, they will say many times they played without being 100%. For the team you have to do anything, that is my way of seeing [things].

‘Of course, it is not just the players, it is the players and the people that surround the players.’

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