Man United hero hails Shaw after contract renewal – ‘A weaker man would have quit’

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Gary Pallister has praised Luke Shaw’s resilience after he earned a new contract at Old Trafford.The England left-back had been in the final year of his deal with the club but his recent good form saw him rewarded. whoops gameday cracker Man United’s form has been mixed this season but Shaw has been a consistent performer. 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Luke Shaw celebrates scoring against Leicester City. 3 latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? “In his first season under Van Gaal he was stifled and was barely seen beyond the halfway line. The following season he was freeing up and we were seeing the best of Luke Shaw but then came the injury.“He has had his knockers about his fitness levels and how he looks after himself and taken a bit of stick off Jose along the way as well so a weaker man might have buckled and thought ‘I need to get away’ but he has taken it on the chin, worked hard and got himself a fitness coach during the close season. Most Popular Premier League News Shaw has also returned to England duty this season. center_img Now, though, Shaw is getting back towards his best and Man United have seen fit to give him a new contract.It’s a move Pallister, speaking exclusively to 888sport, is happy to see and he believes his return is something which should be lauded given the troubles he went through.He said: “First and foremost he had an horrific injury and people forget that he was really starting to find his feet at Manchester United when he got that injury. changes SORRY huge blow Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 TOP WORK 3 predicted revealed Shaw has been with the Red Devils for four years having joined in 2014 from Southampton in a £30million deal.It hasn’t been the easiest of times for the international defender who struggled to remain fit before suffering a horrific leg break against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League in 2015.Upon returning to fitness 11 months later, he failed to impress new boss Jose Mourinho and found himself battling for his spot with Ashley Young. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? “Now he is reaping the benefits from that. He’s been one of our most consistent players so far this season and that’s been rewarded with a new contract. Long may this continue because he was touted as being one of the best left-backs in the world three years ago. Hopefully now he can show that the people who were saying that were correct.”Read the full 888sport interview with Gary Pallister, including why he believes United’s midfield and attack are weaker than their defence this season.last_img read more