Luke Shaw has signed a new deal with Manchester United that will keep him at the club until 2027.
The England defender, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has made 249 appearances for United and established himself as a crucial player under Erik Ten Hag. Shaw, 27, who joined United from Southampton in 2014 for £27 million, was dropped at the start of the season but has since restored his place as first-choice left-back.
Shaw said after signing the new contract following the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat away to Newcastle on Sunday: “I joined this incredible club nine years ago, and I’m happy to be staying. I’ve evolved a lot as a person and as a footballer since moving to Manchester all those years ago. I understand what it takes to be successful at a club like this.
“We’re just getting started with the manager and his coaching staff. We’ve had some success this season, but we want much more. There’s a fantastic potential to create something extraordinary here, and I’m willing to go to any length to be a part of it.”
United’s Football Director, John Murtough, stated: “Luke is a vital member of the club and has developed into one of the top defenders in the world. He’s been with the club for nearly a decade and understands the high expectations for success, as well as the hard work, dedication, and high standards required to attain it.
“He has added leadership to his other exceptional qualities, and we all want to see him in a Manchester United jersey for many years to come.”
The announcement comes just two days after a furious Shaw chastised his teammates for their poor performance in Sunday’s defeat at Newcastle. As a result, they lost third place to Newcastle and subsequently dropped out of the Champions League positions after Tottenham drew at Everton.
“I don’t think they [Newcastle] won the game on quality today; I think they won it on passion, desire, hunger, attitude, and they had higher motivation than us, which can’t be possible,” Shaw said after the game to Sky Sports. “Every time we lose, I feel like I say the same words. This is not acceptable. That is not possible at Manchester United.”
Boss Ten Hag concurred and added: “I’m sorry to say it, but they were better today. Particularly in terms of determination, passion, and desire. They were hoping to win more games this week. As a result, they won.” We had our chances, but you have to go for the goal with the same zeal they did.
“It was insufficient. We gave them far too many chances. We were better in the past. You must be hungry and give you all in every game. Our offensive game was insufficient.”