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Luke Shaw has launched a scathing criticism of former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his “strange” personal agenda, with the Red Devils and England full-back insisting “clearly in his head”.

Mourinho led Shaw at United from 2016 until his sacking in 2018 and the Portugal boss has often publicly criticized the England international at Manchester.

Shaw has since thrived under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United, but Mourinho – now in charge of Serie A Roma after his dismissal from Tottenham – has targeted the Englishman’s poor corner for England at the ‘Euro 2020.

After England’s victory over the Czech Republic, Mourinho told talkSPORT: “The negative thing I would say is that they were once again very bad in the offensive corners.

“The serve was drastically bad. They have so many good players to attack corners. Crosses don’t pass first man.

“Luke Shaw, in my opinion, very good tonight but very bad around the corner. [Kalvin] Phillips, same. England have a lot of power at this level and in the round of 16 a corner can decide a game. “

Responding to Mourinho’s last beard, Shaw – back in the national team after returning to form at club level – said: “I don’t understand it. I don’t know why he continues and wants to point the finger at me .

“I didn’t feel the set pieces were as bad as he said they were. Maybe I would have done one in the second half, a corner, which didn’t go past the first man. But it was one in three. The other two or three, I don’t think, were as “drastically bad” as he says they are.

“Look, he has to do his job. I’m used to saying bad things about me, so I’m missing out.

“His voice is obviously very loud. He really likes talking about me, as everyone has seen him recently. But his voice is his. He can say whatever he wants, I will focus on me. I take it. set pieces at United so it wasn’t like that was something I wasn’t ready for. “

Shaw – preparing for the Euro 2020 round of 16 clash against Germany – added: “He likes some players, he doesn’t like others. I fell into the category where he doesn’t. did not like.

“I tried as hard as I could to get back to his side, but it never worked, no matter what I did. There’s no hiding that we didn’t get along.

“I think he was a brilliant manager but, you know, the past is the past. It’s time to move on. I’m trying to move forward but he obviously can’t. He keeps talking about me, this that I find quite strange Even some of the guys [here] said “what is his problem?” and “why does he keep talking?” “

“I hope he can find his peace with this and stop worrying about me. Obviously I’m a lot in his head and he thinks about me a lot. I don’t think any of you realize. the two or three years I spent with him and how [the criticism] was then. What he says now is nothing compared to what he used to be.

“I find it easy to ignore it now and even laugh at it. But it’s better to ignore it. I knew if time passed I would be able to survive it and I did. I did. can now just focus on improving and getting better. “

Ahead of Tuesday’s clash, England have never won a European Championship knockout match in 90 minutes (D4 L2) – four games ended in penalties with the Three Lions not advancing only once by this method, against Spain at EURO 1996.

Shaw – preparing for the Euro 2020 round of 16 clash against Germany – added: “He likes some players, he doesn’t like others. I fell into the category where he doesn’t. did not like.

“I tried as hard as I could to get back to his side but it never worked, no matter what I did.

“I think he was a brilliant manager but, you know, the past is the past. It’s time to move on. I’m trying to move forward but he obviously can’t. He keeps talking about me, this that I find quite strange Even some of the guys [here] said “what is his problem?” and “why does he keep talking?” “

“I hope he can find his peace with this and stop worrying about me. Obviously I’m a lot in his head and he thinks about me a lot. I don’t think any of you realize. the two or three years that I spent.with him and how [the criticism] was then. What he says now is nothing compared to what he used to be.

“I find it easy to ignore it now and even laugh at it. But it’s better to ignore it. I knew if time passed I would be able to survive it and I did. I did. can now just focus on improving and getting better. “

Ahead of Tuesday’s clash, England have never won a European Championship knockout match in 90 minutes (D4 L2) – four games ended in penalties with the Three Lions not advancing only once by this method, against Spain at EURO 1996.

England’s last four wins have all ended in a 1-0 score, as much as their previous 26 wins. The only previous year they had five 1-0 wins was in 1990, with two of those 1990 World Cup wins when they reached the semi-finals.

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