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Saturday 20 January 2018

Luke Shaw is not the first player to feel Jose Mourinho's wrath

Luke Shaw has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United
Luke Shaw has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United

Luke Shaw has become the latest player to fall out of favour under Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United manager said the left-back was "a long way behind" his team-mates after missing out on a place in the squad for Saturday's Premier League match against West Brom despite being fit to play.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at others who have felt the wrath of Mourinho during his managerial career.


The former Portugal goalkeeper started and ended a glittering career at Porto, having also spent two years at Barcelona. But Baia did not have it all his own way during his second spell, losing his first-team place and suspended for disciplinary reasons in Mourinho's maiden season as boss following a reported training ground row with his compatriot. Baia remained at the club until he retired in 2007, three years after Mourinho left for his first stint at Chelsea.


Despite Casillas' standing at the Bernabeu, he was not exempt from Mourinho's axe. The Portuguese's final year in charge of Madrid turned ugly following a series of bust-ups. The first came with Casillas, who he had previously claimed was the best in the world in his position. But Mourinho later criticised Casillas' performances and dropped him in favour of Diego Lopez. That hurt the Madrid dressing room and led to more disagreements with other star players, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, but Casillas stayed at Madrid two years after Mourinho departed before ending his affiliation with the Spanish giants by joining Porto in 2015.

PEPE (Real Madrid)

Portuguese pair Pepe and Mourinho appeared to have a sound relationship, the latter backing the defender after several controversial incidents on the pitch. But that soon changed when Pepe publicly stuck up for Casillas, irking Mourinho, after he lost his place to Raphael Varane.

KAKA (Real Madrid)

Kaka was frozen out at Real Madrid by Mourinho and ended a disappointing four-year spell in Spain by returning to AC Milan in 2013. A member of Madrid's LaLiga title-winning side the previous year, the Brazilian playmaker soon fell down the pecking order as new signings in his position arrived at the club.

JUAN MATA (Chelsea)

Mata became a fans' favourite at Stamford Bridge after arriving at Chelsea from Valencia in 2011. However, the Spaniard struggled to adapt to Mourinho's style of play during his second spell in charge of the Blues and was sold to Manchester United in 2014. Mata and Mourinho were later reunited at Old Trafford and the former has now become an important player for his manager in Manchester.


De Bruyne had a frustrating stay at Chelsea, failing to win Mourinho over. The midfielder spent a season on loan at Werder Bremen before signing a five-year deal with Wolfsburg in a bid to secure regular football. He made his name in Germany, fulfilling his potential as one of Europe's brightest talents, before returning to England with Manchester City in 2015.


Like De Bruyne, Lukaku was not interested in taking on a bit-part role at Chelsea under Mourinho and was sold to Everton, where he had enjoyed a fine loan spell the previous campaign, in 2014. His departure came just two weeks after Chelsea signed Diego Costa and Mourinho placed all his faith in the former Atletico Madrid striker. Now established as a prolific goalscorer in the Premier League, Lukaku continues to be linked with Mourinho's United.


One of Mourinho's first acts at Old Trafford was to banish former Germany international Schweinsteiger from United's first team. The World Cup winner was frozen out after falling out of favour and was even written off as an asset in the club's accounts. However, he was brought back into the first-team reckoning in October and made four appearances before signing for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire. Mourinho later admitted he regretted the way he treated Schweinsteiger.

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