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Jose Mourinho left unimpressed by Luke Shaw after 0-0 draw with Scotland

England were heavy favourites in their clash against Scotland on Friday night but they failed to assert their dominance over their rivals in a drab 0-0 draw. Gareth Southgate’s side dominated the possession but were limited to just one shot on goal by a resilient Scotland side.

Luke Shaw made his first appearance in a tournament for his nation since 2014 and although the full-back was quieter than usual, he will have come out of the game with his stocks intact.

Jose Mourinho, who is covering this summers European Championships as a pundit, was left unimpressed by the Manchester United’s defender’s offensive output in the game.

“I feel that the intention from Gareth was correct in the sense of a pure, left-footed left-back like Luke Shaw and an offensive player like Reece James, the intention was I want them really to go,” Mourinho told talkSPORT.

“I remember Luke Shaw trying to score with the outside of his left foot also inside the box. But I didn’t see any crosses, any progression, any overlapping.

“They (the full-backs) were fine, they didn’t make any mistakes, they were cautious, they were positional, but they should give a little bit more.”

Luke Shaw endured a challenging time at the club under Jose Mourinho and was often ridiculed by the Portuguese manager publicly, something the defender insists has made him stronger overall.

Shaw has enjoyed a resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, being voted Players’ Player of the Year as well as named in the official Premier League Team of the Season.

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