It wasn’t long ago that Luke Shaw’s days at Manchester United appeared numbered. However, a renaissance under — or perhaps in spite of — José Mourinho seems to have earned the 23-year-old a new long-term deal at Old Trafford. Sky Sports are reporting that Shaw, whose contract was due to expire at the end of next season, has penned a new long-term deal.
Sky haven’t put an exact figure on the duration of the contract, though it’s safe to guess that it’ll be around four or five years long. After a solid start to the new Premier League season, and with United struggling for depth in the full-back positions, it’s hard to think that this is anything but a good idea. Let’s hope that Shaw is finally able to push on and establish himself as one of the Premier League’s best.
In other news, the same report claims that United have also held contract talks with David de Gea and Anthony Martial. However, they’re both said to have one-year extension options included within their current deals, so let’s not get too excited about more long-term signatures just yet.