Manchester United Football Club need all the boosts they can get at the moment. The Red Devils have just been handed a huge lift.
That’s if the report by the London Evening Standard is anything to go by. They say that the Old Trafford side have made ‘significant progress’ on deals for both Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial.
Apparently, United expect the pair to accept offers that are currently on the table, with the duo set to extend their stay at the Theatre of Dreams.
Furthermore, The Standard also say that now attentions have turned to persuading David de Gea to put pen to paper, although that will be harder due to his ambitions. He, understandably, wants to be winning major honours year-in-year-out.
This is just huge news. Martial and Shaw have the potential to lock down our left-hand side for almost a decade. At times under Mourinho, they’ve been shackled, but this season, they’re both proving their brilliance.
For me, they have to be the first names on the team-sheet. Whenever called upon to start, they have excelled. It’s only fair to give them a real run in the side, starting with a tough game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Saturday.
Mourinho has to show them faith, stick with them through the good and the bad, because they’ve been arguably our two best players to kick off the 2018/19 campaign.