Luke Shaw signed a new Manchester United deal and has been congratulated by his club and international teammates.

Luke Shaw has been at Manchester United almost exactly nine years and played 249 games. It’s not actually a huge amount of matches considering the length of his stay, averaging just over 27 games a season. That’s due to the serious injury he suffered early in his career.

Shaw resultantly has a lot of football left in him, and has played 38 of those games already this season. He has been rewarded with a new Manchester United contract, the club announced.

The defender has impressed this season in a dual role, featuring at centre-back in addition to his role at left-back.

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Luke Shaw Signs a New Contract at Manchester United
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Luke Shaw congratulated

Luke Shaw is a popular player with his teammates past and present for club and country. He has been through a lot to still be a regular at a high level and he clearly has the respect of his peers.

The defender put out a message expressing his delight to be continuing with Manchester United, writing on Instagram: “So grateful to be extending my stay at @manchesterunited! I’ve been here for nine years and it’s my home. I want to achieve a lot more and I want it to be with this team.”

He was congratulated by England teammate Declan Rice, who told him his deal was ‘fully deserved’ and asked if there will be a testimonial soon. Shaw would be eligible for one in 2024 after 10 years of service.

Declan Rice message to Luke Shaw

So will Declan Rice be joining Luke Shaw at Manchester United, as has long been rumoured?

The Mail this week reported West Ham are actively looking at potential successors, anticipating him moving on this summer. But he could cost.

Jim White told Talksport in February of his extravagant valuation, commenting: “What would it take for a bid to be deemed successful in the next window? It is our understanding £120million, plus add-ons, would get him.

“We understand that Manchester United last summer bid £100m and didn’t get him.”

At a price of £120 million plus, it is highly unlikely Manchester United make the move. Shaw and Rice will have to stick to playing together for England, and perhaps a special invite for his testimonial.

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