Luke Shaw’s time at Manchester United might be over this summer after Jose Mourinho publicly criticised him following United’s FA Cup win over Brighton.
United were leading 1-0 at half-time but Mourinho deemed it necessary to take Shaw off and admitted after the game he was unhappy with his performance.
Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux believes Luke Shaw can resurrect his career at another top six Premier League club and says he understands why Chelsea would be interested in signing the left-back.
Speaking to Betfair, Le Saux said: “I do believe he has a very bright future and a lot of top level clubs will be looking at him right now.
“If anyone can get him back to the level he was at when playing for Southampton then he would be a brilliant buy and I don’t think it would take too long for him to get back into the England squad either.
“I think he’s definitely a player who should be playing for one of the top six clubs and any one of those will be sniffing around I’m sure.
“He’s a top-level player who has had setbacks, but he just needs to head to a club that will foster his talent. Chelsea could be one such team of course.
“It depends what system they play and they’ve got players there now that he would have to get past, however I do think at full fitness Chelsea would be interested as he’s a dynamic, fast player who can cover the pitch.
“As I say though, I think anyone of the big clubs could be his future.”
Le Saux believes Mourinho has killed Shaw’s confidence at Manchester United, and thinks it’s time he leaves Old Trafford.
“I believe it’s not just a manager’s job to win games and trophies but also to improve players and he clearly hasn’t done that with Shaw,” he added.
“Shaw was at United before Mourinho, but since the manager’s arrival, not only has Shaw not got better, he’s lost confidence and has that fear of making mistakes that comes when you feel under immense pressure.
“The fact he’s not getting backed up by his manager only makes it harder. It’s not motivating Shaw and it also puts fear into other players who are worried it will be them next week.
“It doesn’t create an environment for players to perform well in and it’s really high risk tactics from Mourinho.”