Jose Mourinho was openly critical of Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling after last night’s game against Swansea, and his treatment of the pair has been heavily debated.

Both Smalling and Shaw were left out of the matchday squad, with injuries, and Mourinho was forced to play a makeshift defence against the Welsh club.

After the game, Mourinho aimed digs at the duo, saying :

“I have friends from other sports, playing at the highest level. How many times do they play when they are not 100 per cent?

“To compete, you have to work to the limits. It is a cultural thing, for some. But that’s not my culture.”

When asked directly whether Smalling and Shaw have to change to play for him, Mourinho said :

“Exactly, but more than me, Man United. More than me, Man United.”

Many have been critical of Mourinho’s comments, and many have backed him. For more on our opinion on this, go here.

Twitter obviously had it’s own opinion as well, with many supporting the Manchester United manager :

This was a divisive issue however, with many criticising Mourinho for his handling of the duo :

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