Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said he is keen to work under Mauricio Pochettino again in the future.
Shaw excelled at Southampton under Pochettino before the Argentinian left St Mary’s to join Tottenham in May 2014, and Shaw himself moved on to Manchester United later that summer.
Both men helped Southampton to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League in Poch’s only full season in charge at St Mary’s
However Shaw is struggling for first-team football at Old Trafford, and reports have linked Shaw with a move to North London and the 22-year-old has hinted he would be open to a reunion with his former manager.
Shaw, who has struggled with injuries , was writing in the epilogue of Guillem Balague’s Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs which was released yesterday. The pacy full back said: “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 added: “He 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 should 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.”
The Sky Sports article says that it has been suggested that Shaw could be involved in a swap deal for current Spurs left-back Danny Rose, who has stated he would be keen to move back up north at some stage in his career.
Shaw will of course do battle with his former boss this Saturday when our lads head to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.
So what do we think of Shaw’s words. Despite his injury woes he did well with Pochettino but he’s never really settled at United and it would be a risk. However with the form of Ben Davies perhaps we could cash in on Danny and maybe Poch could work his magic on Shaw again
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