Luke Shaw says he is ‘very proud’ and the hard work is not over after he penned a new five-year deal with Manchester United. The left-back’s contract was due to expire next summer and it seemed he was on the brink of exiting Old Trafford only a few months ago after yet more public criticism from manager Jose Mourinho.
Shaw, though, has been a regular under the Portuguese this season and has decided to commit his long-term future to the club he joined from Southampton for a fee thought to be £30million in June 2014.
He said on the club’s official app: “I’m very proud and happy. It’s been an odd four years for me.
“There have been ups and downs. From signing today now it’s all about looking forward and to how much I can help the team and become a success again.
“If you look at my situation in the last year and a bit, you’d have thought this could have been impossible. But I worked hard, I wanted to be here and I wanted to make sure my future was here to help this club.”
Shaw has impressed this season but he is not ready to sit back and relax now the new deal is in the bag.
“The hard work isn’t over,” he added. “I want to stay in the team now and keep the shirt so I’ll keep going, keep focused and keep concentrating. That’s what I’m going to be doing.”