England international Luke Shaw is reportedly on the cusp of signing a new long-term contract with Manchester United. The 23-year-old has been a regular for the Red Devils this campaign, featuring in seven of their opening eight Premier League matches.
According to The Mail, the United hierarchy are making strides towards committing the left-back to a new contract with his existing deal scheduled to expire at the end of the current season.
Shaw was only occasionally used during the previous campaign under Jose Mourinho with compatriot Ashley Young excelling in the makeshift left-back position which earned him a route to the summer World Cup.
However, the former Southampton graduate has since gone through a fitness regime in Duba during the summer and this has very much paid dividends with him commanding a regular role with good performances to go by.
As such, the United board are keen on sorting out his future before he approaches the final six months of his contract and The Mail claims that he could be rewarded with a 50 per cent increase on his current £100,000-a-week wages.
Shaw, who is presently recovering from a minor thigh strain, has contributed one goal and one assist in the new Premier League campaign and his performances have been supported by the faithful, who have voted him as the club’s Player of the Month for August and September.
In between this, Shaw has managed a solitary appearance for the Three Lions where he contributed an assist in the 2-1 Nations League defeat to Spain. His outing was, however, curtailed after suffering a head concussion during the early stages of the second period.
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