Jose Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford will have no bearing on Luke Shaw’s decision whether to sign a new contract at Manchester United or not, Sport Witness has been informed.
The 23-year-old’s current deal runs down in 2019 and a failure from the Red Devils to hand him a new deal will see him leave the club as a free agent at the end of the season.
He’s played the full 90 minutes in both Champions League matches this campaign, and has only missed out on one Premier League tie due to not being fully fit after the last international break.
After struggling for the past two seasons under the Portuguese tactician, the left-back has enjoyed a good start to the season, but the same cannot be said about the 20-time English champions, who are are eighth in the table after eight matches.
There’s been claims in England this week that Shaw has no intention to renew if Mourinho remains at the club.
It was also claimed United tried to initiate talks with the former Southampton man over a new deal, but the fullback has not forgotten the treatment he received in the last two years from his manager.
However, Sport Witness has been told the claims about Mourinho’s stay blocking a renewal are ‘rubbish’ and the manager will have no impact on the England international when deciding his future at the club.
When claims of Mourinho replacing Shaw were prevalent at the beginning of the summer, Sport Witness was able to report that the fullback was hopeful of continuing at Manchester United beyond the transfer window.