Manchester United confirmed today that Luke Shaw has signed a new five-year-deal at the club with his current contract expiring at the end of this season.
Shaw has been one of the club’s top performers this season, after a largely difficult time in Manchester, and insists he will continue to give everything to the club.
Since I came to United, it’s been a whirlwind four years that have passed so quickly. I am very proud to sign my new contract and continue my stay at this great club. I want to thank everybody that has stood by me and shown me huge support – the management, my team-mates and the fans.
I want to let everyone know that I will give everything I have to repay them and deliver success over the years to come. I’m still very young with a lot more to learn and I can’t wait to continue my progress under Jose Mourinho.
Shaw might consider himself rather fortunate though, given he has performed at a top level for only a couple of months since he signed for the club over four years ago. Injuries and issues with the manager have contributed to that, as well as rumours of the poor attitude that have plagued him throughout his career.
The left-back acknowledges that not long ago you would never have believed he could be in a position to stay longer, but he has worked hard to earn the new deal.
If you look at my situation in the last year and a bit, you’d have thought this could have been impossible. But I worked hard, I wanted to be here and I wanted to make sure my future was here to help this club.
It’s been an odd four years for me. There have been ups and downs … Even in the bad times that I’ve had, when I haven’t been playing and there was maybe bad performances, [the United fans have] always stuck by me and believed in my ability.