United's Shaw a long way behind team mates, says Mourinho

The England left-back's last match came a month ago against Bournemouth when Mourinho was angered by the left-back speaking to an opposition player at half-time.

"What do you mean by that?" the Portuguese snapped when asked if the two teams had cancelled each other out during the goalless draw. And we need to kill opponents.

No team can match United's unbeaten Premier League run stretching all the way back to October, nor can any other side rival their unerring knack at dominating games only to draw.

"In teams that want to win things, you need consistency in the individuals", the United boss told a news conference. Because this week is a week without the Europa League, we have nothing to think about with the Europa League.

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce on the touchline during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London.

Marcus Rashford was denied by a fine save from Ben Foster late on but clear-cut chances were otherwise scarce, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and substitute Wayne Rooney unable to make a telling impact. "You see the number of goals we score compared to our dominance of games and the number of goals we score at home". Zlatan and [Juan] Mata are the ones with more goals.

"And after Everton we go to Sunderland with the same perspective. then the Europa League comes and I don't know". You always see the same people, the same guys in front, pulling the train.

Luke Shaw's Manchester United future looks bleak after Jose Mourinho accused the left-back of being a "long way behind" his teammates.

Manchester United's manager is within his rights to question the performances of his attackers, both on Saturday and this season.

The draw also means that they could be seven points adrift of the UEFA Champions League places if Manchester City beat Arsenal on Monday morning AEST.

"Because I can not compare him with Ashley Young, or with Matteo Darmian, or with Daley Blind", said Mourinho. Only Liverpool create more chances per game than United, and even then the gap is only miniscule (0.02 per game). He missed chances like other people did too, so I can not say now that if Zlatan and [the injured Juan] Mata played, we win against West Brom. Anyone criticising them for that tactic is entirely missing the point: The onus is on United to break them down.

"I don't understand", he said.

And Jose Mourinho was clearly not happy after the game, and of course it was the poor ol' journalist in the post-match interview who suffered.



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