Sam Allardyce hints he would not mind getting in the bad books of the club bosses if that is what it takes for him to be able to pick the squad he desires.
Allardyce, in all likeliness, is going to have Luke Shaw in the line-up he discloses this weekend.
It’s not been long since Shaw has resumed playing and Jose Mourinho would probably prefer the defender to be spared from national duty for now so that he can rest.
But, Allardyce has made it clear that he will get in touch with the Red Devils’ coach and even if there is no green signal from him, he won’t care and will go ahead as per his planning.
Speaking recently, the 61-year old said, “I would chat with Mourinho. I have never had any problems with him and neither has he. But, it’s a different situation if someone is a club boss and the national boss is talking to him.”
“He is as passionate regarding his work as I am regarding mine. So, disagreements are very much possible. However, I hope we don’t have any massive disagreement on anything any time soon.”
About the shot stoppers and if Joe Hart would be displaced from the top of the pecking order as he has fallen down at Etihad, Big Sam said, “It’s a sort of a conundrum to be fair. With him not in favour and also, with Jack being unfit, the solitary name which is featuring in the XI of a team in the Premiership is that of Fraser Forster. So, let’s see.”
On asked of the friendly which earlier had to happen ahead of Slovakia qualifier but was scrapped, Allardyce said it would have been a meaningless game at this point.