Manchester United trigger one-year contract extension on key 22-year-old: report

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Luke Shaw of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 8, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Manchester United Football Club have taken the decision to extend Luke Shaw’s contract with the club by a further twelve months, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The former Southampton left-back had a clause in his contract, which allowed the club to extend his deal by an extra year; which Jose Mourinho has now done, probably after an upturn in form from Shaw. Now he’s tied down at Old Trafford until 2019, which gives the club some extra breathing room.

Since his arrival, we’ve all known that Shaw had huge potential, with a chance to go all the way to the top of the game. However, injuries have seriously hampered his development, heck, we’ve barely seen him take to the field over the two years.

Over the busy Christmas period, Shaw has been given a real opportunity to prove his worth to Manchester United, and my, he’s taken it with aplomb. Over the last seven games, the left-back has started (and completed) six of them – while looking excellent in the process.

Obviously, this is just the start of the ‘comeback’ for Shaw, and he’ll have to continue playing well from now until the end of the season if he stands any chance of remaining a Red Devil beyond his current deal.

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