Manchester United reward £80,000-a-week defender with contract extension


Manchester United have extended the contract of left-back Luke Shaw until the summer of 2019, The Mirror reports. The England international is still uncertain over his long-term future at Old Trafford with Jose Mourinho assessing his options for the future.

Shaw has not featured in a competitive game for United since his foot injury against Swansea City in April, and according to The Mirror, he is unlikely to take part at Stoke City this weekend. Shaw is due to play in the Premier League 2 fixture against Arsenal on Friday, and this seemingly rules him out of the first-team game 24 hours later.

The former Southampton graduate is said to have had a clause activated to extend his contract until 2019, but this has not assure him of regular game time as Mourinho is still unconvinced with his abilities.

Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, Celtic’s Kieran Tierney and Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose have been identified as potential targets to bolster the left-back department, and The Mirror claims that Shaw could be offered in a part-exchange deal for the latter.

Manchester United have yet to begin talks over a long-term contract with Shaw, and it is suggested that the club would rather sell than allow him to enter the final year of his deal next summer.


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