Manchester United defender Luke Shaw held talks with Everton and Leicester City over the summer
It is not easy to summarise Manchester United defender Luke Shaw’s career in a nutshell as has been his performances over the years.
From being touted as one of the most promising fullbacks in the country to being labelled as not up to the standard by former manager Jose Mourinho, Shaw has seen both ups and downs at the Theatre of Dreams.
The defender’s best performances came under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the 2020/21 season where the team finished second and Shaw was part of the England national team that came second in UEFA Euro 2020.
With new manager Erik ten Hag coming in, many were not sure whether the England international would remain as the club’s first choice left back considering he is in his last year of the contract (Transfermarkt). However, the club has the option to extend it by one more year.
Now according to journalist Jacque Talbot via his Twitter account, Luke Shaw held talks with Leicester City and Everton over the summer with Toffees boss Frank Lampard particularly keen on signing the fullback.
It seems like Manchester United under Ten Hag are moving towards the right direction and Shaw has established himself as a key member of the process recently, having been not used early in the season in favour of new signing Tyrell Malacia.
It does seem like solid competition is what thrives for the player, having seen a rise in his performance when the club signed Alex Telles. Similarly, his performances have been a lot better as compared to the beginning of the season.
Hence, it does make that the player is keen on extending his stay at the club and while there are question marks over his consistency, Shaw is still one of the best fullbacks in the country and is heavily touted to make the official England squad for the FIFA World Cup in November.
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It does come as surprising that the defender was talking to other clubs and would definitely be something that the United hierarchy would keep an eye on from now and hopefully tie the defender down to a new deal.