Agreement Reached: Manchester United Set to Sign £31 Million-Rated ‘Monster’ Down to 4-Year Contract Extension

Luke Shaw at Carrington training centre

Manchester United have agreed a new four-year contract extension with Luke Shaw, confirms The Athletic’s David Ornstein. The Englishman’s initial deal was set to expire in 2024, but it appears that his foreseeable future will be at Old Trafford.

Manchester United Agree New Contract for Luke Shaw

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Shaw Rewarded for Impressive Season With New Contract

The 27-year-old left-back valued at £31 million by transfermarkt is now one of the most experienced players in the United squad, having joined them back in 2014 from Southampton. Ornstein states that the Red Devils have been holding discussions with Shaw’s representatives for a long time, and have finally managed a breakthrough.

United triggered a one-year contract extension in Shaw’s contract in December, but have worked hard to find an agreement over a new long-term deal. Ornstein further adds that Shaw’s new contract is going to mark the first bit of squad shaping by the Red Devils amid uncertainty over the ownership situation.

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Shaw has impressed under Erik ten Hag this season, with fans calling him a “monster” when he played a brilliant few games to cover at centre-back earlier this year. Particularly impressive was his outstanding performance in United’s Manchester Derby triumph in January.

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After agreeing on a new deal with the English defender, the Red Devils are now likely to focus on discussing new contracts for some of the other important players in their squad. After triggering the one-year extension deal on Marcus Rashford’s contract last year, United are now reportedly going to step up on finding a new contract agreement with him too.

David de Gea’s contract is also set to expire in the summer, while United are also reported to be considering a new contract for winger Facundo Pellistri before potentially sending him out on loan next season.

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Shaw’s fresh deal will almost certainly be announced before any of the above, though. Should he stay through the duration of his new contract, the Englishman will extend his time at Old Trafford beyond a decade, and with his performances this campaign having gone from strength to strength, his best may be yet to come.