Manchester United dropped more points at Old Trafford this weekend, this time against Swansea City. Our season has been summed up by the amount of home draws we’ve suffered under Mourinho, and if we’d managed to convert even a couple of those games into wins, we’d be comfortably in the top four.
However, football doesn’t work like that, unfortunately. Things went from bad to worse for us during the aforementioned match as we suffered yet another injury. This time, Luke Shaw hobbled off before the 10-minute mark, and it seems like the young left-back just cannot catch a break.
After the game, our manager gave his opinion on the incident and claims that he is expecting a ‘big injury’ for Shaw because he had to come off after ten minutes.
“I don’t know about the injuries. I think Luke Shaw’s must be a big injury, because to leave the pitch after 10 minutes I am expecting a very big injury,” Mourinho said after the game, as per the Independent.
“At the moment, we can walk from the bed to the toilet and break a leg.”
Now I’m not sure if the self-proclaimed Special One is being a bit flippant here, but he does seem annoyed about the whole situation. It must be frustrating that Shaw seems to be so prone to problems at this point in time, and obviously, that is beginning to anger the manager; and rightly so.
What’s the point in paying these guys huge wages if they cannot keep themselves fit? Shaw is a supremely talented footballer, and is by far the best left-back we have on our books at the moment but that’s no use if they are rarely available.
Hopefully, this latest problem isn’t too bad because I get the impression that his days are certainly numbered, unless he can prove the manager wrong before the end of the season.