Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has admitted prior doubts over whether he would ever sign a new deal at the club.
The former Southampton left back, who has bounced back from an injury-riddled spell to become an important player for United, signed a new, five-year deal with the Red Devils on Thursday. It is believed that the deal is worth around £195,000 a week, with the option of a sixth year.
"But I worked hard and I wanted to make sure my future was here and to help this club, so I am really happy.
"It’s been an odd five years for me. There have been ups and downs but now it is all about looking forward.
"It’s only a matter of time for the success to come back. We have an amazing group of players and the talent we have is scary."
Mourinho, one of Shaw's most vocal detractors in times past, has since changed his tune over the English star and has praised the player in the wake of his new deal.
"Luke fully deserves this contract," the Portuguese boss declared. "He understood his development process, he has worked really hard at every level and he always believes in himself, which is a great attribute to have.
Luke is still young and improving all the time. He must feel very proud of himself."