Luke Shaw commits his long-term future to Manchester United

Manchester United have successfully renewed the contract of England international Luke Shaw. The left-back’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the current campaign but they have now succeeded in renewing his contract for another four seasons with the option of an additional year.

Shaw appeared on the fringes of the first-team during the course of the previous campaign where veteran winger Ashley Young was preferred ahead of him for the duties on the left side of the defence.

Because of this, the Englishman found himself out of contention with the national team for the summer World Cup finals but he has managed to turn things around this campaign with a strong pre-season which came about after a vigorous training regime in Dubai.

Shaw has featured in seven of the club’s eight league matches this term and his sole absence came during the 2-1 league triumph over Watford where he was left out of the matchday squad in order to completely recover from a head concussion suffered on international duty.

The Englishman had recently bowed out of the Three Lions’ internationals against Croatia and Spain with a minor groin problem but he is expected to be fit when United make the trip to west London to tackle Chelsea on Saturday.

United are currently experiencing one of their worst starts to a Premier League season and they are already seven points behind league leaders Manchester City. A further widening of the gap could hamper their title challenge greatly after just nine matches into the campaign.

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