England international left-back has officially signed a contract extension with Manchester United, the club announced on Thursday. Also Read - Manchester United Extend Nigerian Ighalo's Loan Deal
Luke Shaw was signed by former United manager Loius Van Gaal four years ago, which made him the world’s most expensive teenager, his transfer fees was a huge sum because quality English players were sold at a higher value and he was one of the most promising young stars at Southampton and England. Also Read - Football Transfer Market Will be Different, Says Jose Mourinho
I am very proud to sign my new contract and continue my stay at this great club,” said Shaw. Also Read - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Counting on Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford to Boost Manchester United's Season Run on Premier League Return
“I want to thank everybody that has stood by me and shown me huge support – the management, my team-mates, and the fans.” Shaw has been one of the stand-out performers in a season which could be described as ‘crisis’ for Manchester United and his contract extension is a good reward for the defender.
The 23-year-old had a troublesome start to his Manchester United careers after suffering several injuries and a horrific leg fracture in 2015, after which he admittedly even considered retirement.
Manager Jose Mourinho was public in criticizing Luke Shaw when he struggled to find his form but his resurgence has won over the head coach, who insisted that Shaw deserves his new contract.
“Luke fully deserves this contract. He understood his development process, he has worked really hard at every level and he always believes in himself which is a great attribute to have,” said Mourinho.
“Luke is still young and is improving all the time and he must feel very proud of himself.
“I am delighted that we are keeping such a talented young English player with a bright future ahead of him.
(Quotes credits- AFP)