Shearer backs Jose’s criticism of players
ALAN SHEARER HAS backed Jose Mourinho’s criticism of Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling following the pair’s decision to sit out of Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Swansea City on Sunday.
Shearer, appearing as a pundit on BBC’s Match of the Day 2, supported Mourinho’s stance, and argued that the Portuguese coach can no longer depend on his players to be “warriors”.
“In my experience, very rarely are you ever 100% fit when you go out onto the pitch to play,” he said. “Whether you take anti-inflammatories or whatever, very rarely are you 100%.
“When ( Mourinho) was at Chelsea the first time he had warriors – (Didier) Drogba, (Frank) Lampard, (John) Terry, (Claude) Makelele, (Petr) Cech, all of these guys you would never question.
“And he is becoming more and more vocal, Mourinho, in digging out his players in public, which was very rare during that time at Chelsea.”