Forgotten man Luke Shaw could get a 12-month extension at Manchester United as he enters the final year of his current contract.
The 22-year-old Shaw has ten months to run on his £130,000-a-week contract and the Red Devils are keen to extend the contract and protect their £33million star, reports The Sun.
The left-back is yet to feature this season after damaging ankle ligaments last season. Often criticised by Jose Mourinho last season, he has impressed in two starts for the Under-23s.
Not A Jose Favourite But Wants To Prove Himself
Shaw was signed from Southampton in the summer of 2014 after he was followed by many premier league clubs. His performances under Louis van Gaal impressed the fans who thought that he would nail down the left-back place for the next decade.
However, under Mourinho, things went spiralling down as Shaw soon lost his place. Not just that, the manager wasn’t impressed with Luke’s attitude or professionalism. Despite all the struggles, Shaw feels that he has unfinished business at Old Trafford and wants to regain his place. In his absence, Mourinho has used Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian in the left-back position.
Can Shaw Prove His Worth?
There is still optimism within the player’s camp that Shaw can overcome Jose’s criticism and prove his worth to the side.
He said: “I feel that this is my season to prove myself and I’m feeling in good shape. I want to show everyone that I believe in myself and show the manager that.”
To be frank, it was unfortunate for Shaw to miss out on action due to freak injuries. His horrific injury in the Champions League match against PSV left him on crutches and out of action for almost six months. Then, the knee ligament injury last season left him frustrated on the sidelines. Thankfully, his confidence is not shaken and Shaw feels that he can turn it around soon.
The best thing for Shaw is that his competition for the left-back role isn’t great. Darmian is not a natural left-back and neither is Blind. Rojo is recovering from his injury which means Shaw will get his chances to impress.
But, will Luke Shaw be able to dispel Jose Mourinho’s doubts?