Manchester United to extend Luke Shaw contract, Mourinho heaps praise on the defender

Manchester United are all set to offer Luke Shaw a new contract at the club. He is praised for his superb performance for the Three Lions in Euro 2020.

Adama Traore of Wolves and Luke Shaw of Manchester United in Premier League
Adama Traore of Wolves and Luke Shaw of Manchester United in Premier League

Manchester United to extend Luke Shaw contract

Manchester United are all set to offer Luke Shaw a new contract at the club.

The left-back has been in spectacular form over the past year, and he has carried the momentum into the European Championships with England.

Shaw has already provided three assists in the competition for his country, and he has been solid defensively.

There is no doubt that the Manchester United defender has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the world. It is no surprise that the Red Devils are looking to hold on to him for the long term.

The likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Gareth Southgate have helped the defender regain his confidence and form with regular game time.

The defender was left out of Manchester United squad, when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the Old Trafford. The Portuguese manager criticised him heavily for his performances and fitness issues.

Mourinho’s criticism had a negative effect on his performances and Shaw eventually fell out with the Portuguese manager. But Shaw is now proving himself for club and country.

His displays for Manchester United and England will come as a resounding response to his critics and Jose Mourinho in particular.

Luke Shaw for the Three Lions in Euro 2020

His recent performance with Manchester United in Premier League, earned him a spot in the Euro squad. He was selected along with Ben Chilwell and Trent Alexander-Arnold for the left-back position. The Latter two were UEFA Champions League winners for the last two seasons but were eventually ruled out for medical reasons.

Shaw did not look back thereafter. He went strength to strength for England in Euro under Gareth Southgate and had a phenomenal performance in the knock-out stages against Germany and Ukraine.

The former Manchester United manager has watched the player closely during the European Championships, and he has now shown his appreciation for the defender’s resurgence in recent months.

 Mourinho said: “Luke Shaw is playing better and better and better. I think the back four with the amazing Euros that both central midfielders are doing is more than enough to control Denmark offensively. And then you have four players to decide the creativity of the game.”