LUKE SHAW has held talks with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a series of testing weeks at the club.
The England full-back, 22, had struck up a solid relationship with the Norwegian since he took over from Jose Mourinho in December.
The pair are in regular contact, and the ex-Southampton ace sees the Red Devils chief as a mentor to help guide his future.
And Shaw had a “long and open discussion” with Solskjaer after United crashed out of the FA Cup to Wolves in a 2-1 loss last Saturday.
The full-back is understood to have taken the defeat badly, with his side losing out on their only hope of a domestic trophy this season.
An Old Trafford insider said: “Luke took the Wolves defeat pretty bad. Ole had a chat with him to try and pick him up.
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“It was long and frank and he was trying to keep him going. Luke felt he and the rest of the defenders allowed Wolves into the game.
“Ole and Luke spoke after he had dealt with the main squad. They have a good relationship and get on really well.
“It wasn’t anything serious but it just shows how much all the squad care for Ole and what he has brought to the club.”
Earlier this month, Shaw called for Solskjaer to be handed the United job full-time after a successful interim period.
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He said: “I don’t think I need to say much after all these results, it looks certain. We all love Ole and we love the job he’s done so far.
“We’re enjoying everything that’s going on at the moment and the results have shown that. Long may that continue.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United face Watford in the Premier League at Old Trafford this weekend with Marcus Rashford an injury doubt.