Man United Friday! Mourinho, Shaw react to deal, stunning Rashford claim, Pallister rips ‘disprespectful’ Lukaku
Here is a roundup of all todays Manchester United headlines.
Manchester United legend Gary Pallister has ripped into Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku after the forward admitted he wanted to play in Italy.
Signed by Jose Mourinho last season, Lukaku has gone on to develop into a real star under the special one and is the clubs undisputed number one forward, despite many calls for him to be dropped and replaced by Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford or even Alexis Sanchez.
But recently he has stirred up a few transfer rumours after he admitted that he would like to play in Italy one day, admitting his admiration for Champions Juventus, who have been linked with a possible move for the £70 million rated striker., and Pallister reckons the 25-year-old Belgian international was out of order speaking out about his future at a time when United are in turmoil.
He was quoted on the Daily Star website: “It’s disrespectful if you start mentioning other clubs when you’re actually contracted to the club you’re at. If it’s in your mind I’ve got no problem with that but to put it in print, I’ve got a problem with that.
“At a time when a club is under real pressure to have their leading goal-scorer say he’d like to move abroad – if that’s what he has done – is not the ideal scenario.”
Luke Shaw has admitted he is very proud to sign a new contract and stay at Manchester United for the foreseeable future.
After failing to impress boss Jose Mourinho in his first few months at the job as the special one felt Shaw was not fit enough and di not have the quality to be the clubs long-term left-back, and even started lining up possible replacements for the Englishman.
However, after getting himself fit, staying away from injuries and fighting for his Old Trafford future, he has earned a place in Mourinhos starting line-up and is now an integral part of the United squad, which is just why Mourinho was so keen to offer Shaw a brand new contract.
After signing his deal, Shaw said on the Sky Sports website: “Since I came to United it’s been a whirlwind four years. I am very proud to sign my new contract and continue my stay at this great club.I want to thank everybody that has stood by me and shown me huge support – the management, my team-mates and the fans. I want to let everyone know that I will give everything I have to repay them and deliver success over the years to come.
“I’m still very young with a lot more to learn and I can’t wait to continue my progress under Jose Mourinho.”
Boss Mourinho also reacted to the news Shaw has signed a new deal and admitted his delight at seeing the left-back sign up after a poor start to life under the special one, telling Sky Sports: “Luke fully deserves this contract. He understood his development process, he has worked really hard at every level and he always believes in himself which is a great attribute to have.Luke is still young and is improving all the time and he must feel very proud of himself.
“I am delighted that we are keeping such a talented young English player with a bright future ahead of him.”
Former England International Chris Waddle has claimed Manchester United star Marcus Rashford will need to leave as he is being wasted at Old Trafford.
The young English striker is a firm fans favourite and one of the only players at Old Trafford that can get the fans on the edge of their seats, But over the last 12 months his development has stalled under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, who isn’t convinced the Englishman is ready to get ahead of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.
And this season he has grown even more frustrated at the lack of game time under the special one, startng only two Premier League games, despite the fact Sanchez has been awful since his big move to United last January.
And Waddle has warned United to start valuing the youngster more, or risk losing him to a rival, as the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Arsenal have all shown an interest in getting a transfer deal done.
Waddle told the TalkSport website: “Rashford will have to leave if he doesn’t get regular first team football,” said the former England international. He needs to get games and if he’s not getting games at United then he needs to go elsewhere in order to get it.
“There’ll be a time when he decides to look at other teams where he can play week in week out, he’s never been in that position and he needs that at some point.”