Speculation surrounding the future of Luke Shaw has increased massively in the recent weeks, with the latest reports stating that the left-back ‘hopes’ to play for his former boss Mauricio Pochettino again.
Shaw, who was openly criticized by United boss Jose Mourinho back in April, has made just two appearances for the Red Devils so far this season. And now, the 22-year-old’s recent comments about Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, have ignited a whole new set of rumours.
The left-back has written about his relationship with the former Southampton manager in Guillem Balague’s new book ‘Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs,’ claiming that he ‘hopes’ to play for the Argentine manager ‘again one day’.
The 22-year-old wrote: “He (Pochettino) used to call me his son. That’s how good our relationship was. I’ve had lots of ups and downs, but when I was with Pochettino it was only ever up, up, up. He made me feel that I was the best. He’d show me clips of my games and say, ‘You could do this better.’ Not in a horrible way.
“Not I could have done better, but I should have done better, because he knows I can be better. I think with Southampton he achieved the impossible. We were one of the best footballing teams in the league… I do hope that I can play for him again one day. And I think he really wants me to play under him again.”
Shaw made his switch to Old Trafford from Southampton back in 2014 in a £30 million deal, but due to some horrific injuries, the ace left-back has been pushed so far down the pecking order that a move away from United seems to be the only way out for him.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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