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Lengthy Luke Shaw Contract Set To Reward Defender's Impressive Revival

Lengthy Luke Shaw Contract Set To Reward Defender's Impressive Revival

Scoring his first goal as a professional footballer during Manchester United's Premier League opener against Leicester City, Luke Shaw has been one of the few bright sparks in what has been a disappointing season for United thus far.

Enduring difficult spells in Manchester since his high-profile move from Southampton in 2014, the English full-back is reportedly set to receive a new long-term contract, and a sizable wage increase to boot.

According to a report in The Times, Luke Shaw is set to be rewarded for his positive start to the 2018/19 season.

"Luke Shaw is close to signing a new five-year contract at Manchester United worth £160,000-a-week."

A move that will make Shaw the highest-paid defender at Old Trafford, it comes after a lengthy spell in which the Englishman looked set to fall foul of Jose Mourinho's standards.

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Having had harsh criticism aimed at him by both Mourinho and his predecessor Louis van Gaal during his time at United, Shaw had scarcely seemed to live up to the £30 million outlay the club spent on the Southampton academy product.

The victim of a horrendous injury in 2015, the 23-year-old recently opened up on how close he came to losing his leg after a complicated break.

However, rallying well this season, news of a new Luke Shaw contract comes at a time when the full-back has not only found his way into the good favours of Jose Mourinho, but Gareth Southgate and the England set up also.

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