Why Luke Shaw Will Not Leave In Summer

Manchester United's Luke Shaw in action.

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Luke Shaw is reportedly looking to stay at United, and he shall try and nail down a starting berth during the 2018-19 Premier League season.

Jose Mourinho has often targeted the youngster for particular criticism, and has constantly preferred 32-year-old Ashley Young, who has been called up to England’s World Cup squad.

Shaw has clashed with the United boss on numerous occasions since the latter’s arrival at Old Trafford, often being overlooked for selection and taken off early when he is chosen in the starting lineup.

The Special One is understood to be in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer. Among his top priorities after being forced to use Ashley Young as his first-choice is to sign a brand new top left-back.

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The Red Devils have been linked often to various right-backs across Europe, with Djibril Sidibe in talks to sign with United this summer before the World Cup begins in Russia.

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However, The Mail reports that Shaw is willing to see out his contract at the club, which expires next summer after United activated a 12-month extension.

Premier League rivals Tottenham, Chelsea, and Everton, along with French powerhouse AS Monaco, have all been linked with a move for the 22-year-old. Shaw, however, reportedly wishes to wait until at least January to consider his options.

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The Englishman made just 19 appearances for United across all competitions last season, including only eight Premier League starts.

According to reports in France, Monaco are willing to let go of defender Terence Kongolo in exchange for Shaw, although the former has not played much football at the highest level, and cannot be packaged in a deal with United.

French paper Nice-Matin claims Leonardo Jardim and Monaco’s Russian owners are keen to recruit a left-back this summer, as the Principality club has failed to adequately replace Benjamin Mendy since his move to Man City in 2017.

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