Manchester United fans here in the Tavern are pleased with the overall outlook of their side, but have high hopes in securing the futures of some of their key players.
Jose Mourinho made arguably one of the best signings of the transfer window after welcoming Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford, in a deal that displayed the manager’s intent to deliver a successful second half of the season for fans. And, there looks to be even more rewarding times ahead for the Red Devils, as talks of a new contract are in the offing for one of United’s star men. As according to reports in the Sun, Manchester United are in talks with defender Luke Shaw over a new and improved contract.
The 22-year-old hasn’t enjoyed the most successful of times at Old Trafford since joining back in 2014, with injuries plaguing the defender’s career up to this point after spending time out on the sidelines with a tibia fracture, groin injury and most recently due to foot surgery. But, after United decided to trigger an immediate 12-month extension in his current contract, it’s believed that talks are now ongoing to put pen to paper on a long-term deal at Old Trafford.
“Luke has had a series of one-on-one chats with the boss
“He told him he will sanction an extended deal if he can continue to improve and make his mark.
“It’s an amazing turnaround for him after everything that’s happened. Luke is in a much better frame of mind now
Finally, a quite astonishing turnaround has been completed by the defender after previously being criticised and overlooked by Jose Mourinho, as Shaw now looks set to become a key figure in the progress of Manchester United for years to come. And, with the World Cup edging ever closer this could be a turning point in terms of the 22-year-old’s possible selection, as Gareth Southgate will be watching on with interest.
There’s no doubt that Luke Shaw was one of the most promising English full-backs prior to his injury troubles, and ever since returning from time out on the sidelines he’s done his best to reward the team with some brilliant performances. And, for United to potentially tie him down to a long-term deal with the club, it’ll mean that they’ve got themselves a defender that still has years of progression to add to his already impressive talents.
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