Jose Mourinho has revealed that left-back Luke Shaw has fulfilled his potential as a Manchester United player and will be duly rewarded for his fine form.
Last season Shaw was perhaps the only player who publicly received heavy criticism from Jose Mourinho which in turn suggested that the young left-back’s time at Old Trafford was quite limited. But for the past couple of months, there has been a huge turn around in the player’s performances and Shaw has become a regular in the first team since the mid of December.
Luke Shaw’s current deal at Manchester United expires at the end of the current season but the club have already activated a one-year extension clause. And if Mourinho is to be believed then the 22-year-old will be also be provided with a new deal.
Mourinho said: “With Luke, it is not about changing my mind.
“With Luke, it is just the evolution or no evolution of his potential. I think you say ‘fulfil the potential’ – it is just about that.
“I know Shaw since he arrived in the Premier League with Southampton and I know his potential, his quality.
“Could he come in my direction in the way I like players to be, not just on the pitch but also during the training week?
“He made a big effort. He is now, for a few months, free of these minor injuries which sometimes stop evolution and I am really happy.
“I think the natural consequence of it is he will have his contract and he will be a Manchester United player for years.”