Jose Mourinho launched an astonishing verbal tirade against his Manchester United players after they reached the FA Cup semi-finals, accusing them of "a lack of personality, lack of class and lack of desire".
Shaw's future at Old Trafford seems extremely bleak right now and with his contract expiring in the summer, it would be a big surprise to see him still at the club next summer.
Shaw played one minute in United's next four Premier League games, but voiced a determination to regain favour with Mourinho.
Former Ireland global John Aldridge doesn't believe Mourinho will be at United for much longer.
Players' concerns are believed to be shared by some staff at United, who feel the manager has overstepped the mark and that his treatment of Shaw is now at risk of appearing "vindictive".
And his career at the Red Devils reached breaking point on Saturday when, against Brighton in the FA Cup, he started the game but was replaced at half-time by Jose Mourinho. "If he has a problem with him, the decent thing to do would be to keep it in-house", the source told Sky Sports. The other reason for giving this a low rating is that if Mourinho really wanted an all-action box-to-box player in the team, he could just play Paul Pogba in that role to devastating effect. Despite a brief respite a couple of months of ago when Mourinho claimed that Shaw was one of the best left-backs in the world (before dropping him for Ashley Young days later), Shaw is now back on the manager's sh*t list. While he wasn't actually in charge of Chelsea when they sold Salah to Roma, unlike with De Bruyne, Mourinho pretty much decided the Egyptian's fate when he agreed to include a bargain-price option-to-buy clause in the winger's loan deal to Roma.
Real Madrid star Raphael Varane admitted United are hot on his trail and that could mean trouble for the England internationals.
Like any soap opera, the Mourinho-Shaw saga was by now regularly rehashing its own storylines.
Everton and Tottenham have emerged as contenders to sign Luke Shaw with the left back expected to leave Manchester United in the summer.
"Since United's Champions League exit, Mourinho has come under fire for his negative style of play. My reason is that we work on the pitch on certain kinds of movement, with the two full-backs being aggressive to make space for Matic and McTominay", added the United manager.