OFFICIAL: Manchester United agrees deal with top player

Luke Shaw signs a new five-year deal to commit his future at the Theatre of Dreams.

Luke Shaw at training for the Red Devils

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has penned a new long-term contract worth £190,000-a-week. The 23-year-old was struggling to get into Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven ahead of Ashley Young and with his contract set to expire next summer, Shaw was expected to leave Old Trafford.

Poor form and injuries have hindered the full-back’s performance, limiting him to just 75 appearances for the Red Devils. However, his recent run of form has been pretty good and he has been one of the top performers in the team. The club has backed the defender and thus decided to award him with a long-term contract with only a few months remaining in his current contract.

“Since I came to United it’s been a whirlwind four years. I am very proud to sign my new contract and continue my stay at this great club.”

He greeted his fans and teammates who stood behind him in a difficult time and vowed to do even better in upcoming years.

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“I’m still very young with a lot more to learn and I can’t wait to continue my progress under Jose Mourinho.”

Luke Shaw said after signing the new contract.

Jose Mourinho seems to be very happy with Shaw after what he has shown on the pitch this season, and regarding the contract extension, he said, “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.

“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.”

Shaw was set to become a free agent next summer but has now penned a new contract, which will keep him at the club for many more years to come. As reported by The Sun, the club confirmed the details of the new improved terms in the contract. It’s a five-year deal, worth £50 million, which makes him one of the highest earning players in the Premier League.