Manchester United defender thrilled to sign new contract

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Manchester United defender thrilled to sign new contract

Ayoola Kelechi 10:53 - 04.04.2023

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw agrees a new deal with the Red Devils

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has agreed to a contract extension with the Red Devils until 2027. Shaw penned a new deal with the Red Devils that will see him spend up to 13 years with Manchester United if he reaches the end of his current deal.

Shaw joined Manchester United in 2014 as the most expensive teenager in Premier League history after a £30 million move from Southampton and has established himself as one of the most important players in the club. 

The England international has proclaimed delight at signing a new deal after nine seasons at the club already with a view to making more history at the Premier League giants. 

Speaking after penning the new contract, he said, "Nine years ago, I signed for this amazing club, and I'm thrilled to be extending my stay. 

“I've grown immensely since coming to Manchester all those years ago, both as a person and as a player. I know what is needed to succeed at a club like this.” 

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Shaw has played 36 games for Manchester United this season, and helped them win the EFL Cup, his third trophy with the side. 

Shaw is seen as an integral part of the squad and Manchester United’s Football Director John Murtough, has attested to this saying, “Luke is a massively important player to the squad and has grown into one of the best defenders in the world. 

"He has been at the club for nearly a decade and understands the expectations for success, and the hard work, commitment and high standards required to achieve it.

"He has added leadership to his other outstanding abilities, and we all look forward to seeing him in a Manchester United shirt for years to come."

Shaw’s new deal will see him at the club until 2027, and if David De Gea and Phil Jones leave the club this summer, he will be the longest serving player in the team. 

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