After making only his first appearances since January, Mourinho said at full time: "He was in front of me and I was making every decision for him.
"He has to change his football brain.
And former Premier League midfielder-turned-pundit Savage doesn’t understand what Mourinho is trying to achieve by publicly criticising him – insisting that is not the done thing at a club like Manchester United.
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His treatment of Shaw is baffling
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“His treatment of Shaw is baffling,” he told the Mirror.
“I don't understand what he hopes to achieve by telling the media that a £27 million left-back was not up to speed, and then sending him on as a substitute against Everton but claiming Shaw played “with his body but my brain.”
“Is he attempting reverse psychology? Is it one rule for Shaw, but not for others? Does Mourinho think he has a licence to hang Shaw out to dry in public because he did not sign him?
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“I don't know how Luke Shaw lives his life, or if there are any issues away from the pitch behind his manager's comments, but he would be devastated by them.
“I can only feel sympathy for Shaw. I don't care if Mourinho is trying to make a point, or send him a coded message through the media: Digging out your players is wrong, especially at a worldwide institution like Manchester United.”