Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has praised his former manager Mauricio Pochettino and is hopeful of reuniting with the Tottenham Hotspur coach in the future.Shaw played under Pochettino at Southampton during the latter half of the 2012-13 season as the Saints finished eighth in the Premier League. The England International moved to United at the end of the season.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.“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 wrote.“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.”Shaw is struggling to get playing time at United after falling out with manager Jose Mourinho and could meet Pochettino when second-placed United host third-placed Tottenham in the league on Saturday.
And whilst Derek McInnes may face a fight to keep the Scotland centre-back, he’s looking to add firepower at the other end of the park and is reported to be leading the chase for Birmingham City attacker Greg Stewart alongside Premiership rivals Hearts.Should Stewart end up at Tynecastle rather than Pittodrie, he could yet find himself linking up with Kyle Lafferty whose future with the club still remains uncertain.Rangers have already saw their initial bid for the Northern Irishman rejected but are apparently in no rush to make a deal and are happy to wait before making their next move. It’s a huge week for Scottish football and an even bigger one for our four clubs competing in Europe.After almost three months of waiting, the Premiership begins on Saturday, but for Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and Hibs there’s still the small matter of European qualification to take care of first.Aberdeen face one of the biggest challenges as they travel to Burnley for the second leg of their battle of Britain clash on Thursday, and if reports are to be believed then it won’t be the only British border that their defender Scott McKenna will be crossing this summer.Reports in Wales claim Swansea have contacted the Dons to make their interest official in the young centre-back as they look to take him to the Liberty Stadium.