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Phil Neville and Gary Neville have strong advice for Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw has come under severe criticism since Jose Mourinho’s public outburst against the young left back.

Mourinho claimed that it is difficult for Shaw to break into the squad at the moment as he is far behind the likes of Matteo Darmian, Marco Rojo and Daley Blind.

Since the criticism, it has been understood that Shaw will leave Manchester United in the summer but Neville brothers (Gary and Phil) believe Shaw should stay on and fight for his place.

Both Gary and Phil played for a number of years at Old Trafford and operated from the full-back areas and are aware of the pressure which comes of being a Manchester United player.

Neville brothers had their say on the matter and both have advised Shaw to stay on and fight for his place in the squad and starting XI.

Phil Neville said: “If I was Luke Shaw, I wouldn’t be looking to get out of Manchester United.”

“I’d be looking at that situation thinking that Jose hasn’t played out-and-out left-backs in my position.”

“So rather than thinking ‘the manager doesn’t rate me’, I’d be thinking ‘I have to pull my finger out here.”

“Shaw should be Manchester United’s left-back; no question with the ability he’s got. Something must be going fundamentally wrong.”

“Having played at MUFC, I think I’d be embarrassed as a player if those accusations were levelled at me in terms of training.”

“In life, you only get one opportunity at a club like Manchester United & if you don’t grasp that opportunity, you end up being sold.”

“I think it is at that point now for Luke Shaw where it is time to deliver and become the player that I believe he can become.”

Gary Neville said: “Jose has said some harsh things about a few players this season at times, not just Shaw, & others have responded.”

“Mkhitaryan, earlier on this season, people wondered how he was being treated. Smalling had some words against him, Martial as well.”

“Shaw has got to respond. He’s got to make it work, you don’t want to leave that club, don’t have regrets at the end of your career.”

Experts have had their say on the matter and I genuinely believe Shaw has the potential to go and be a regular for Manchester United for years to come. It is up to Mourinho and Shaw to bury the hatchet and find a solution to this rather than making it a public affair.