Luke Shaw boost for Manchester United as defender open to extending contract | Manchester United

Luke Shaw is open to signing a new deal at Manchester United, with the defender enjoying playing for the club he joined in summer 2014 from Southampton.

Although the 26-year-old England left-back is yet to definitively decide his long-term future, Shaw’s stance is a boost for United after news this week that his teammate Marcus Rashford is considering his future and with Paul Pogba expected to leave in the summer.

Shaw’s contract expires in summer 2023, with United having an option to extend for a year. He earns a basic salary of about £150,000 a week, which would rise should new terms be agreed.

Shaw has made 212 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring three goals and making 22 assists, and was the world’s most expensive teenager when joining United for £30m.

Shaw is set to be part of the United team that face season-defining games over the next week as he waits to see whether Gareth Southgate selects him for England’s matches in the international fortnight that follows.

United, who are fifth, host Tottenham on Saturday before Atlético Madrid visit on Tuesday for the Champions League last-16 second leg, the tie poised at 1-1.

England have friendlies with Switzerland and Ivory Coast, each at Wembley, on 26 and 29 March respectively.

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