Jose Mourinho is “really happy” with Luke Shaw’s recent development, with the manager expecting the left-back to remain with Manchester United long-term.
Shaw has often struggled to impress Mourinho, with a spate of injuries and concerns over his attitude leading to speculation that the boss would be willing to let the defender leave Old Trafford.
But Mourinho says he has been satisfied with how Shaw has reacted to his methods, with his improvement set to see the 22-year-old enjoy a long career with the Red Devils.
“Luke is not about changing my mind, it’s just the evolution or no evolution of his potential,” Mourinho told his press conference ahead of Sunday’s trip to Newcastle.
“It’s just about that. I know Shaw since he arrived in the Premier League with Southampton and know his potential and quality.
“Could he come in my direction? The way I like my players to be not just on the pitch but during the training week, and he made a big effort.
“He’s been free of minor injuries for a few months which sometimes stops the evolution and I’m really happy.
“The natural consequence of it is that he will have his contract and he will be a United player for years.”