As many as eleven first team players from Manchester United run out of contract in July 2019. However, Jose Mourinho is set to have a big man sign his new deal soon.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has emerged as a first-team contender and is turning out to be an indispensable choice for Jose Mourinho after some scintillating performances. The left-back has however had to grind his way through, in a process that first required him to heal a fractured relationship with the boss.
The Red Devils’ manager was publicly critical of the 23-year-old last year, but Luke Shaw has used that as a feedback and gotten into the good books of the manager. The boss who refused to give him first-team opportunities on a regular basis is now starting to realize his worth.
As a result of winning Mourinho’s confidence, Luke Shaw is set to sign a contract extension at the Old Trafford. If rumours are anything to go by, the England international will earn 150,000 pounds on a weekly basis making it an almost 50% increase from his current contract that saw him earn 5 million pounds per year.
The left full-back is happy with United’s initial proposal and is not looking to get a better deal at this point in time and will sign the contract by the end of the month if things go well. That will allow Manchester United to turn attention to eleven other first-team members who are going to be out of contract in July 2019.
These names include the likes of David De Gea, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata, though the former two are closing in on new packages. Meanwhile, the stays of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Ander Herrera are also coming to an end amongst a few other big names.
Despite the problems pertaining with a large number of players who are less than one year from seeing their contract of, Manchester United will surely be positive about getting Luke Shaw tied down to a new contract who deserved the pay rise and an extended stay.