Luke Shaw: Manchester United defender signs new contract until summer of 2027
Luke Shaw signs new four-year deal at Manchester United; defender’s contract had been due to expire at the end of next season but the 27-year-old will remain at Old Trafford until summer of 2027; Shaw joined United from Southampton in June 2014 for a fee in excess of £30m.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027.
Shaw’s contract was due to expire at the end of next season after the club triggered a 12-month extension in his deal in December, but the Englishman has now extended his stay at Old Trafford until June 30 2027.
He has been a key member of Erik ten Hag’s squad this season, excelling at both left-back and centre-back under the Dutchman.
Shaw was dropped from the United side for five Premier League games after they began the season with defeats to Brighton and Brentford, but the 27-year-old has started every top-flight match since returning to the side for the 2-1 win at Everton in October.
Shaw joined United from Southampton in the summer of 2014 as a teenager for a fee in excess of £30.
He has made 249 appearances in his nine years at the club and won three major trophies – two League Cups and a Europa League.
Shaw said of his contract extension:
“Nine years ago, I signed for this amazing club, and I’m thrilled to be extending my stay.
“I’ve grown immensely since coming to Manchester all those years ago, both as a person and as a player; I know what is needed to succeed at a club like this.
“We’re at the beginning of our journey under the manager and his coaching staff. We’ve been successful already this season, but we want much more. There’s a great opportunity to create something special here, and I’m going to give everything to be part of that.”
Shaw is also a key member of the England squad, having earned 29 international caps.
Manchester United football director John Murtough said:
“Luke is a massively important player to the squad and has grown into one of the best defenders in the world.
“He has been at the club for nearly a decade and understands the expectations for success, and the hard work, commitment and high standards required to achieve it.
“He has added leadership to his other outstanding abilities, and we all look forward to seeing him in a Manchester United shirt for years to come.”
Ten Hag said on Tuesday afternoon at his pre-match press conference:
“I think it’s a good message (that he’s here for his peak years). An England international, he’s doing really well this season, really happy with him.
“I think he’s a modern left full-back but can also play other positions like left centre-back. He matches absolutely the standards we want to have, so a very good message.”
Sourrce: Sky Sports News