Shaw joined United from Southampton in the summer of 2014, and has scored once in nine appearances this season.
"If you look at my situation in the previous year and a bit, you'd have thought this could have been impossible".
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"Since I came to United it's been a whirlwind four years that have passed so quickly", he said.
"But I worked hard and I wanted to make sure my future was here and to help this club, so I am really happy".
Injuries, form and fitness issues as well as a tumultuous relationship with Mourinho have punctuated Shaw's time in the north-west.
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Mourinho's public criticisms of Shaw have revolved largely around a perceived lack of work rate and tactical awareness, beginning in the wake of a 3-1 loss to Watford in September 2016.
They think some of the comments have been "over the top" bearing in mind that even some of the club's greatest players made errors during their careers.
Reminiscing his problems at playing out wide and likening it to Mata's situation, Scholes said, "Juan Mata has those type of qualities but the manager plays him wide on the right-hand side and he's never going to have the legs to play that position". I want to stay in the team now and keep the shirt so I'll keep going, keep focused and keep concentrating.
In December 2015 Chelsea chose to dispense with the services of Jose Mourinho for a second time, following a disastrous start to the season.
"I think personally it's only a matter of time that the success is going to be coming back", added Shaw.
"The latter is what people at Old Trafford want to see: I mean that ball he played for Fred against Wolves was a moment of absolute genius".
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