Shaw set to start 10th season as a Red

Wednesday 28 June 2023 14:30

Luke Shaw is about to embark on his 10th season with Manchester United, as one of the mainstays in a side rejuvenated under Erik ten Hag.

Signed from Southampton in the summer transfer window of 2014, the long-serving defender has proved to be an outstanding acquisition, becoming first choice for club and country and even scoring for England in the Euro 2020 final against Italy.

Currently on 260 United appearances, Shaw will look to impress again in 2023/24, after showing his versatility under Ten Hag last season.

Luke's ability to slot into the middle of the defence, in addition to performing his regular left-back duties, means he has become increasingly valuable in terms of his place in the manager's plans.

Last term was an extremely positive one for Shaw, who ended it by helping England maintain a 100 per cent record in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

His 47 outings for United matched his personal-best tally in 2020/21 and illustrated not only his worth to the side but also his durability in a tough campaign that included the winter World Cup in Qatar.

Indeed, factoring in his international caps, he actually played 57 times in total and will be enjoying a hard-earned rest before reporting back for pre-season training at Carrington next month.

Shaw should continue to rise up the club's overall appearances chart, with fellow countrymen Ashley Young (261) and Lee Sharpe (263) soon to be overhauled.

He's also set to enter our top 30 of Premier League appearance-makers, with eight games to go until he moves ahead of ex-keeper Edwin van der Sar.

In terms of longevity and service, he is closing on some of the club's most-revered full-backs, as we look forward to him celebrating a full decade as a Red.

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Gary Neville: 1992-2011
Wes Brown: 1998-2011
Denis Irwin: 1990-2002
John O'Shea: 1999-2011
Phil Neville: 1994-2005
Antonio Valencia: 2009-2019
Luke Shaw: 2014-
Mikael Silvestre: 1999-2008
Ashley Young: 2011-2020
Patrice Evra: 2006-2014

Premier League era only. Please note some players also appeared regularly in other positions.