Shaw has struggled for opportunities under Mourinho and made just his second appearance of the season in the 2-0 Carabao Cup win over Swansea on Tuesday. In the epilogue of Spanish pundit Guillem Balague's new book "Brave New World: Inside Pochettino's Spurs", the 22-year-old hailed his fantastic relationship with the Argentine and reckoned Pochettino would like to work with him again as well. Probably. But, if I was [Romelu] Lukaku for instance in that game against Liverpool, would I have enjoyed that football match? No.
Pochettino's side is looking increasingly like a credible title challenger to leaders Manchester City, and United, this season and, although Mourinho heaped praise upon his friend, he declined to offer an assessment of his performance in charge to date.
"To lose again, I think it is going to happen".
The injured Fellaini has become a key part of Mourinho's plans (he is "more important than you will ever know") but his deal expires next summer.
Mourinho has a contract at United until 2019 and ESPN reports that discussions have taken place about extending his deal, but the 54-year-old has gone on record to say he does not believe he will end his career at Old Trafford.
Mourinho was critical of Shaw last season, suggesting the England global needed a "better understanding of the game".
'He used to call me his son. I'd rather play for Pochettino or Guardiola than Jose.
"After all the words and the feeling of all the players, I don't need to speak about the words, so please do not pay the sources". Not I could have done better, but I should have done better, because he knows I can be better'.
Following this game, Manchester United faced Benfica in Lisbon in midweek.