Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is reported to have put to paper on his proposed new five-year contract with the club.

By 90Min
October 18, 2018

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is reported to have put to paper on his proposed new five-year contract with the club that will see the England left back earn a significant pay rise and remain at Old Trafford until the summer of 2023.

Nothing official has been announced by the club, but the Daily Mirror has claimed it is a done deal and that the contract has been inked.

Previously thought to be earning around £100,000-per-week, it is said that Shaw's renewed terms are worth almost double that at an eye watering £195,000-per-week. If true, it is a major statement about the long-term faith the club has in the 23-year-old.

Shaw was due to be out of contract at the end of the season and had refused to enter talks with the club over an extension during the summer because he was adamant that he wanted to 'deserve' a new deal, and not for it to just be a way of protecting the club.

"For me personally, I don't think I would want to sign a contract right now. Because I want to prove to people that I deserve a contract," the former Southampton star declared in July.

"I want to earn a contract and I want a contract because I deserve a contract. I don't want a contract because maybe in the next year or so I'm a free agent, so maybe they might look to tie me down for that," he further explained at the time.

But after a strong start to the 2018/19 season for which he has been United Player of the Month in both August and September, Shaw has now justified his place at Old Trafford.

His relationship with manager Jose Mourinho, which at one stage looked as though it would drive him from the club, has been repaired and Shaw is now a regular starter.

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