Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw still remains hopeful that he can continue at Old Trafford even after the 2018 summer transfer window, sources have told Sport Witness.
The England international’s current deal runs down after the end of the next season. He has seen his first team appearances being limited, starting in seven Premier League games this season with seven more starts in the remaining competitions.
His last start was in the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth on April 18th.
United manager Jose Mourinho has preferred Ashley Young ahead of Shaw in the left-back position this season. The former Aston Villa winger has started in 26 league games this term, even though he’s not a recognised full-back.
Young will turn 33 later in July and is nearing the twilight of his career. It is unlikely the 20-time English champions will rely on him for the long-term. If reports are to be believed, the Portuguese tactician is looking to strengthen his full-back position in the summer transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur defender and Shaw’s compatriot Danny Rose, Juventus’ Brazilian star Alex Sandro and Celtic’s teenage left-back Kieran Tierney are been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent times.
When asked if Shaw would stay beyond the summer transfer window on 31 March, Mourinho said. “I think so. But I always say the door is open for everyone so no problem for him, but I think so.”