Manchester United have reportedly decided to extend the contract of Luke Shaw by a further year following his recent promise in the Premier League. The England international has come for strong criticism over his attitude on the playing field, but he appears to have learned from his mistakes.
Earlier this campaign, Shaw’s future looked bleak beyond the January transfer window with Ashley Young getting the nod for the left-back spot whilst the likes of Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind were preferred for the Cup competitions.
However, during the festive period, Mourinho opted to give the Englishman a chance, and he has since been a regular, owing to an injury to Antonio Valencia, which has seen Young slot into the right side of the backline.
According to The Manchester Evening News, United have triggered a 12-month extension on Shaw’s contract which will keep him at Old Trafford until the summer of 2019.
The move does not assure Shaw of his long-term future under Mourinho, but the young Englishman nevertheless has a period of more than four months to prove his worth to the manager.
With Shaw’s extension, United appear to have halted their pursuit of a new full-back, and moves for one of Kieran Tierney or Danny Rose may not happen until the end of the campaign.