Luke Shaw has signed a new deal with Manchester United that will keep him at the club until 2027.
The England defender, whose contract was about to expire at the end of the season, has made 249 appearances for United and established himself as a crucial player under Erik ten Hag.
Shaw, 27, joined United from Southampton in 2014 for £27 million, was dropped at the start of the season but has since restored his place as first-choice left-back.
Shaw has made 36 appearances for United this season, impressing both as a left-back and a centre-back under Ten Hag and even notching up six assists.
He was instrumental in ending the club’s six-year trophy drought and will try to help them add more silverware to their collection between now and the conclusion of the season.
The announcement comes just two days after a furious Shaw criticised his teammates for their poor performance in Sunday’s defeat against fellow top-four rivals Newcastle United at St. James Park over the weekend.
As a result, the Red Devils lost third place to the Magpies and subsequently dropped out of the Champions League positions after Tottenham drew at Everton.
Luke Shaw expresses his views after signing new contract
Shaw remarked after signing the new contract following the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat away to Newcastle on Sunday: “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.”
The Englishman has been excellent in his job, so Ten Hag should not be afraid to ask him to step across into the heart of defence again in the future.
Shaw added: “Yes, of course, and I’ve always said whenever I’ve been asked, wherever the manager wants me to play, I’m always happy. I think playing in different roles, learning different sides of the game [is good].
“I’ve played in a three as a centre-back before but playing in a two was very different but one I loved, and it was great for me to showcase what I can do in that position if the manager ever needs me there.”
Shaw’s new contract is the first of a number of renewals United hope to wrap up before the end of the year, with contract extension talks for Marcus Rashford, Diogo Dalot and David de Gea already underway.