Manchester United left back, Luke Shaw has said Jose Mourinho never had intentions of selling him.
The 23-year-old who recently got a recall back to the English national team has had a rough time at United. With Mourinho questioning his mentality and leaving him out of his team on several occasions.
Shaw was speaking to reporters ahead of a potential return to the Three Lions side against Spain on Saturday.
“He [Mourinho] put his trust in me at the start of the season. I think at times if he didn’t trust me it would’ve been easy for him to say he wanted to sell me.
“I think he always believed in me and I always believed in myself. I just needed to get back to what I needed to do. He’s played a big part but I’ve done a lot too to get back into his team and earn his trust back.”
“It’s been a tough two years but mentally it’s made me stronger and made me want to prove to him that I can do what he said I couldn’t. I’m feeling positive and feeling good and focused on what’s to come.
“I think at times he got frustrated with me because he knew I could do better. Maybe he was right but I don’t want to keep focusing on that.
“We had a chat before the season and he said he wanted me to stay. That motivated me a lot obviously. And I’ve come back and played games in pre-season and got my fitness fully and everything is good.
Shaw added: “I’ve always believed in myself. I’ve had hard times but to be the best, you’ve got to be professional.
“That’s what I’ve learnt and especially from the staff at Manchester United, I’ve learnt a lot.
“I just need to look forward now, keep professional, keep training hard, keep improving myself as a player, keep doing what I’m doing at the moment.”