Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are buzzing with the news breaking out of Old Trafford recently.

Left-back Luke Shaw is seemingly set to sign a new long-term deal with the club, after finally showing enough quality to win over hard to please Jose Mourinho.

The former Southampton man has had a torrid time at Old Trafford, with injuries, lack of form and generally being unfit having all added to his limited first-team opportunities. Mourinho, according to our regulars, was right to call Shaw out last year, and it seems this tough love approach is paying off with Shaw finding himself with a run of games and a compliment from the manager in a recent press conference.

If Shaw does sign up to further years at Old Trafford, then it can only mean good things all around. With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at two reasons why it’s great news…