Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has a lengthy to-do list this summer, and on that list is a discussion with left-back Luke Shaw.
The 20-year-old joined United in a big-money move in 2014, but has been left frustrated as injuries have held his progress back at Old Trafford.
Having spent much of the summer already at Carrington in a bid to get fully fit after breaking his leg last season, he’ll be keen to prove to his new manager how determined he is to get back to his best.
However, the pair will have a sit down and talk according to The Sun, with Mourinho previously being quite critical of the former Southampton ace during his time as Chelsea boss.
“If we pay to a 19-year-old boy what we were being asked for, to sign Luke Shaw, we are dead,” he said in 2014 when Chelsea were also linked with signing the England international.
“We would have killed our stability with financial fair play and killed the stability in our dressing room.”
Shaw’s £120,000-a-week wage demands were seen as a big issue for Chelsea, which in turn allowed United to swoop and sign him.
Having paid £27m to take him to Manchester, he’s gone on to make just 26 appearances in competitive matches in all competitions since his move to the Premier League giants, and still has much to prove in his bid to repay the faith shown in him by the Red Devils.
As a result, he’ll want to sit down with Mourinho in the coming weeks and discuss his role and importance to the squad moving forward to ensure that there are no hard feelings between him and his new coach and to prove his commitment to the team regardless of how much money he earns.
Shaw will be one of the few senior players to report to pre-season training at Carrington this week, as many are still on holiday following Euro 2016.