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Luke Shaw to be offered new Manchester United contract, confirms Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho announces new contract for Luke Shaw and reveals how he earned it
Luke Shaw is back on track at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Luke Shaw will be handed a new contract at Manchester United.

The left-back has struggled to break into Mourinho’s side, with the United boss often hitting out at Shaw during his reign.

Mourinho has questioned Shaw’s commitment and fitness levels, and it was believed the Englishman could be ready to leave the club.

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But, after a renewed effort in training, Mourinho has revealed he is ready to hand the 22-year-old a new deal.

‘Luke is not about changing my mind, it’s just the evolution or no evolution of his potential,’ Mourinho said ahead of United’s game on Sunday.

‘It’s just about that. I know Shaw since he arrived in the Premier League with Southampton and know his potential and quality.

Jose Mourinho puts his arm around Luke Shaw
Jose Mourinho has often criticised Shaw (Picture: Getty)

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Jose Mourinho announces new contract for Luke Shaw and reveals how he earned it
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‘Could he come in my direction, the way I like my players to be not just on the pitch but during the training week, and he made a big effort.’

Shaw’s progress at Old Trafford has been stunted by his continued injury woes, including a leg break in 2015.

Several injury set-backs since that leg break has forced Shaw to miss a huge portion of the last three years, but Mourinho is hopeful the defender is finally turning a corner.

Luke Shaw in training
Shaw has stepped up his training (Picture: Getty)

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Luke Shaw throws his arms up in training
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He said: ‘He’s been free of minor injuries for a few months which sometimes stops the evolution and I’m really happy.

‘The natural consequence of it is that he will have his contract and he will be a United player for years.’

Shaw has completed 90 minutes in his last five appearances in the Premier League and was restored to the starting eleven that beat Huddersfield last week.

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