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Luke Shaw has suggested that his Manchester United teammates were on his side during his feud with former manager Jose Mourinho.

The England left-back worked under Mourinho for two-and-a-half years during the Portuguese boss' time as United manager between 2016-2018.

But the two had a fractious relationship – and Mourinho regularly targeted the defender and singled him out for criticism after games.

Indeed, Shaw has previously opened up on the "very difficult time" he endured at United due to his strained relationship with his ex-manager.

The left-back has now recovered from that tough time and, following another impressive Red Devils campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's stewardship, he is part of the England squad at this summer's Euro 2020.

Luke Shaw has opened up on his relationship with former Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho
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And reflecting again on his difficulties with Mourinho, Shaw has hinted that his teammates agreed with him that the manager made various wrong decisions during their time working together.

"It was a mixed relationship," he tells SPORTbible. "A lot of the things that happened between us two, sometimes he went about it in the right way. I think a lot of people will agree with that at the club.

"Our relationship wasn't the best. It was probably quite easy to see that from the outside. But one thing Jose did do was make me mentally much stronger. I think mental strength is what I would describe that period under Jose Mourinho.

"I think I felt part of the team under Ole, whereas under Jose sometimes I didn't. Ole showed his belief and confidence in me. I always believed good times were coming.

"I stuck in and dug deep; went through a lot but come out better on the other side."

Shaw has now put the saga behind him and has recovered to become an integral member of Solskjaer's squad at Old Trafford.

And the former Southampton defender has credited Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate with helping him keep on track during arguably the toughest spell of his playing career.

Jose Mourinho speaks with Luke Shaw during their time together at Manchester United
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The 25-year-old, who is in contention to start for England in their Euro 2020 clash with Scotland on Friday night, added: "One of my main goals was to get back in the England fold.

"I really loved it and wanted to be a part of it. I kept my head down and worked hard and let my football do the talking.

"At the club under Jose, things weren't going well and mentally things weren't going well.

"I was struggling to get game time, picking up niggly injuries and at the times when I was getting called up and Gareth was showing faith in me, sometimes I pulled out of camps.

"When I think back, I have massive regrets and have thought about it a lot.

"It is in the past now and I'm focused on showing Gareth the person I am now and what I can bring to his team."