By Dave Marshall
Manchester United are currently the rave of the moment in the Premier league and the reason is not far-fetched, their perfect start in the league which has united the fans, who seem to have forgotten the banal football method espoused by former manager Luis Van Gaal.
Van Gaal was heavily involved in a spending spree that is now justified by the rate of inflation in the transfer window. Among the players the Dutch tactician signed was England international Luke Shaw, who joined from Southampton in the summer of 2014 after a £27 million, that would potentially rise to £31 million was brokered.
Shaw is now in the final 10 months of his current contract with the Red Devils but the good news is the fact that United are on the verge on extending his contract by a year, reports the Mirror. He had signed a four-year contract back in 2014, with an option to extend further by a year.
The 22-year-old England international has seen his stock fallen since Jose Mourinho took over the reins of the Red Devils – he had only 11 cameos in the league last term until an injury scuppered his unimpressive campaign in April. He has returned to full training and is said to have impressed twice for the B team of United.
Jose Mourinho has been critical of Shaw’s work ethics in the past as he has tongue lashed the star to step up his game. There is a flurry of player that can play in the left back position and Shaw may not get into the first team of the Special One if he does not improve upon his game.
However, given the number of competitions United will feature in, he is certain to get playing time and extending his contract further is a good bargain.