Man Utd star Luke Shaw reveals the big difference between Mourinho and Solskjaer

Shaw has been one of Manchester United’s best performers this season, starting consistently when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

The left-back was a consistent target of criticism for the Portuguese, though, and only fully gained his ex-manager’s approval this season.

Mourinho was sacked in the middle of December and since then Solskjaer has been put in charge and has won his first three games as boss.


Speaking ahead of the Red Devils trip to Newcastle, Shaw was quick to point out how the two managers are different.

“Thanks Jose for what he did for the club and for me as a person and a player,” but also said: “Ole has a completely different style to his way and we are adapting to that and enjoying it and that’s the main thing.

“There’s a great buzz around the place with Ole coming back in, there’s a lot of good things to look forward to.

“Ole is a really positive and friendly guy and knows this club really well as he was here for many years and he knows what the club needs.

“He is here for six months and it’s a massive thing for him to do an amazing job and that would be great for him.”

It’s been quickly noted by fans and pundits at how United’s attacking football under Solskjaer is a far cry from Mourinho’s highly-criticised defensive style.

Many believe that the United players are now giving their all to the manager whereas it was assumed that Mourinho lost the dressing room in his final months with the club.

Shaw also spoke about the loyalty he and his team-mates hold towards the Norwegian.

“We all back him and want the best for him as much as he wants the best for us,” he said.

“We all have to work together and keep doing the right things and keep smiles on faces and keep winning matches.”

United travel to St. James’ Park on Wednesday evening and will be looking to make it 12 points from 12 since Mourinho’s departure.

Newcastle, however, are languishing just above the relegation places and will be looking for a much-needed win.

Shaw also spoke about the possibility of winning a trophy this season.

“I need to stay fit and keep helping the team and maybe win a cup this season,” he said. “We are not where we want to be and not where we should be, so we have a very important second half of the season.

“Our aim is to get back into the top four because United without Champions League isn’t good. That’s where we want to be and what we are fighting for.”