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Shaw keen to earn new Manchester United contract

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has admitted that he is keen to earn a new deal at the club, despite failing to nail down a regular starting position.

Shaw was one of the first signings of the Louis van Gaal era at Manchester United, arriving at Old Trafford from Southampton as one of the most highly rated youngsters in the Premier League.

However, since becoming tha world’s most expensive teenager in 2014, a series of injuries and fitness concerns have seen Shaw struggle to nail down a place in the United lineup, with speculation suggesting he will be allowed to leave the club this summer.

Shaw’s current deal is set to expire next summer, meaning he could leave United on a free transfer, although, despite the player being linked with a move away from Old Trafford, he has admitted that he is keen to earn himself a new deal:

“That’s what’s most frustrating,” he told the Guardian.

“You don’t want to be in this situation but I know I have got the quality to [truly] become a Manchester United player. Because at the moment it would be easy to sort of give up, after what happened in the last year or so.

“It would be easy for me to quit and say: ‘I want to go.’ Of course, if the manager comes and says: ‘You’re not a player for Manchester United, you’re not a player for me,’ then I’ll accept that and find another place.

“I want to earn a contract. I don’t want a contract because in the next year I’m a free agent, so they might look to tie me down. I know the club believe me – I’ve spoken with them, the manager, I’ve had discussions, meetings. If they really wanted to they could’ve cashed in. I’m going to fight for it this year and I want to be in that starting team.”

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