Manchester United are reportedly prepared to discuss a new contract with Luke Shaw, who is expected to return to first-team action in the month of September. The England international has been training alongside his United teammates following his recovery from a foot injury sustained in the 1-1 draw against Swansea City in April.
According to The Times, the Red Devils will begin negotiations over a fresh contract with Shaw with his existing deal due to expire at the end of the season. United do have the option of extending his stay by a further year using a clause in his contract, but Jose Mourinho seems keen on committing the defender to a long-term deal.
Shaw, who is on a £70,000 weekly package, is due to participate for the United Under 23s against Swansea at Leigh Sports Village on Monday night, and he could return to first-team duties following the international break. The 22-year-old left-back managed just 19 appearances last season with Mourinho criticising him for his reluctance to play through the pain barrier.
Towards the end of the season, Mourinho also questioned Shaw’s attitude insisting that he often requires help from the manager rather than thinking about himself on the playing field. Shaw currently faces competition from the likes of Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian for the left-back spot, but he would no doubt remain a strong contender due to his attacking instincts.