Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino highly critical of Luke Shaw

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on October 28, 2017 in Manchester,...

The Manchester United left-back worked with the Tottenham Hotspur boss during their time together at Southampton.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in...

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino delivered his verdict on Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw, in an extract from his new book 'Brave New World', criticising the 22-year-old's mindset and attitude during their time together at Southampton, as quoted by the Daily Star.

The left-back has struggled for fitness and form at Old Trafford since joining United from the Saints in a deal believed to be worth around £27 million, making just 29 Premier League appearances in the process.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United looks on during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Shaw, who has seven caps for England, seems as though he is well off the pace whenever he has been given a chance by Mourinho, and has only played 50 minutes of first-team football for the Red Devils this term.

And Pochettino had his say on how he believed that the 22-year-old was not ready to make the sacrifices needed in order to make it at the top level during their time together at St Mary's, as quoted by the Daily Star

United player Luke Shaw in action during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on April 9, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

“I felt his head was not in the right place to make the sacrifices and decisions that are necessary at that age."

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Shaw still has so much to prove in the game, and if he is to be successful, and enjoy a long-lasting career at the highest level, he must knuckle down and put the work in that is required.

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