"Luke Shaw was just honest".
Ahead of United's huge Premier League clash at home to Spurs on Saturday, the defender is yet to start a single game for Mourinho this season, having recovered from a foot injury in September.
That would seem to suit United, who now face taking a major financial hit unless Shaw is able to play his way back to the type of form which saw England come calling before a succession on injuries, including a broken leg, halted his progression at the Theatre of Dreams.
In the foreword of a new book, Shaw, who has been linked with a move to Spurs, expressed his desire to play under former Southampton boss Pochettino again in the future, hailing his managerial methods.
"He used to call me his son, that's how good our relationship was".
"Not only me. The intention is a book that can help a lot of people understand how our life is".
Shaw has gone on to make just 2 appearances for the Red Devils so far this season, both substitute cameos in the Carabao Cup, with reports over recent days claiming that the relationship between the stopper and Jose Mourinho has been broken beyond fix. He'd show me clips of my games and say, "You should do this better".
"The 22-year-old even goes on to say that he hopes 'I can play for him one day".
"We have no Zlatan Ibrahimovic, no Paul Pogba, no Marouane Fellaini, no Marcos Rojo, no Michael Carrick, so don't speak to me about Harry Kane".
Mauricio Pochettino insists that there is no longer a rift between him and Jose Mourinho after accusing the Portuguese of deliberately "unsettling" one of his players.
"No, I don't know if it is Mauricio's words or it is his ghost-writer, I really don't know", Mourinho said of an issue his Tottenham counterpart has also downplayed.
According to Jamie Jackson of the Guardian, Shaw believes his time at Old Trafford could be drawing to a conclusion after the deterioration of his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.