Man Utd and Tottenham have a similar problem area in their current squads, and Tim Sherwood believes that the solution is staring them in the face.
The problem revolves around two players who play the same position, and the individuals in question are Luke Shaw and Danny Rose.
Shaw has been limited to two brief appearances in the League Cup so far this season, as the 22-year-old continues to struggle with fitness and form issues.
Further, Jose Mourinho has never been shy about publicly criticising him, just as he did last season when questioning his attitude in training, as reported by BT Sport.
In truth, the future looks bleak for the England international, but what better solution for his career than to be reunited with the manager that helped him make his initial breakthrough at Southampton in Mauricio Pochettino.
Further, with Danny Rose creating a real storm on the eve of the new campaign back in August with this interview with The Sun, doubts have remained over his long-term future at Tottenham with Man Utd linked as a potential destination for the left-back, as per The Daily Star.
“They might as well do the swap now. Shaw is loved by Mauricio Pochettino. Danny [Rose] is loved by Mourinho,” Sherwood told the Sky Sports Debate Show, as reported by The Express.
“Just do the swap now and get it over and done with.”
Sherwood’s match-making makes a lot of sense, as the move would seemingly suit both clubs and the two players in question as they would both be getting a fresh start and what they’re after and so it’s difficult to really see who would lose in such a deal.
Rose is five years older than Shaw and so perhaps Tottenham may need to throw some money into the pot to make it a smooth negotiation, although Spurs could argue that Shaw’s form over the last two years doesn’t warrant it.
In turn, the move should happen as it will suit all parties, but ultimately that’s not the same as reaching an agreement and so it remains to be seen whether or not Sherwood has predicted the future.