Jose Mourinho's Luke Shaw treatment 'brutal — Sunday Supplement

Alexis Sanchez

Shaw has also been linked with a move Tottenham in a potential swap deal involving Spurs England worldwide Danny Rose, who has struggled to get in the Tottenham team due to the good form of Ben Davies.

Alexis Sanchez started on the bench for the first time since his January arrival, with Paul Pogba another among the substitutes.

Now, as his Manchester United side limp to this season's finish line with the FA Cup their own only trophy hope, he's being reminded of that week-in, week-out.

Jose Mourinho believes he has nothing to lose in publicly criticising his Manchester United players.

Lukaku's effort against Brighton was his 25th goal for United since joining them last summer. Of course, not surrounded by water, surrounded by other people that did a positive job. However, one name certainly had to be dropped and unsurprisingly, it was that of Luke Shaw. "And Luke every time they went in his corridor the cross was coming and the risky situation was coming, so I was not happy with the performance". "But I am happy with the result".

The Portuguese coach said live on BT Sport that he was unhappy with Shaw's performance, adding: "Luke, in the first half, every time they came in his corridor, the cross came in and a risky situation was coming".

"It is disappointing because when Luke Shaw came you thought what a player that is and he could be the best. I think it is a relation with personality, trust and class".

Asked if the FA Cup would save their season, Matic is quoted as saying by Metro: "I think no".

"Because you played very bad, you played very bad, but you did the basic things one player has to do". Many former players and pundits, including ex Southampton man Matt Le Tissier, have spoken negatively of the way the Old Trafford boss has handled the player. "And that is what some of the others did not have".

Yet, what happened afterwards was far more telling of the situation in the club.

"And the ones that are always there are the ones that will always be there". And that's an example of personality. "It's like all players, you just have to get your head down and work".

"I've not been in a professional footballers' dressing room but I'm told it's a kind of individual environment and you are kind of looking out for yourself a little bit".

"You have four competitions in the season, if you win one for me it is not enough, but you always have to do your best". The basic things of the game is to keep his position, give balance to the team, recover balls and not make defensive mistakes.

"He was not afraid to play".

"Every player can play bad".

"As a player your main priority is to perform on the football pitch - that's the ultimate and all you should care about. As I say, you've just got to work hard".

"A few guys were scared to play". An injury that will eventually keep him out for nearly seven months. Erik Lamela was also on target for Tottenham when he curled a left-foot shot past the diving Swedish keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Erik Lamela scored from similar range, and in similar circumstances, in first-half injury time before Eriksen fired home a low shot from 20 meters in the 62nd.