Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said Luke Shaw “fully deserves” his new contract, after the left-back signed an extension on Thursday.
The 23-year-old looked close to leaving Old Trafford towards the end of last season, having struggled to secure a regular role under Mourinho.
But this campaign, Shaw has been one of United’s best players this season and has been rewarded with a new five-year deal, which also has the option of a further year.
“Luke fully deserves this contract,” Mourinho told United’s official website.
“He understood his development process, he has worked really hard at every level and he always believes in himself which is a great attribute to have.
“Luke is still young and is improving all the time and he must feel very proud of himself.
“I am delighted that we are keeping such a talented young English player with a bright future ahead of him.”
Mourinho and Shaw clashed seven months ago, when the United manager substituted the left-back at half-time, during their 2-0 win over Brighton.
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