Manchester United apparently extended Luke Shaw’s contract at the club before the season started, according to The Sun, as per The Mirror. The young left-back had a clause in his contract allowing the Red Devils to keep him for a further year, and that option has been taken up.
Now the 22-year-old has a contract that will run until the end of the 2018/19 season, and it fully makes sense to take up this clause. If Manchester United didn’t do this, then Shaw would be free to walk away at the end of the current campaign.
If they decide to move him on at the end of the current season, at the very least they’ll get some sort of transfer fee for the former Southampton starlet.
The pressure is now on Shaw’s shoulders to prove to the manager that he is worthy of a place at Old Trafford. Injuries certainly haven’t helped his case, but I get the impression that this season will be his last opportunity to stake a claim to remain a Red Devil.
He’s back fit now and we saw him in action against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup. That is just the start for him, and he has to take every chance that comes his way over the next twelve months.