"But like any player I am happy when I am playing. So long as I am doing that I will be happy to stay for as long as I can."
Shawcross also told the Sentinel: "This is my last year and I don't know what I will do yet. I have had a great time here, but I am a Manchester United player until the end of the season.
"I will have to look at things at Christmas, see what offers I get and sit down with my mum and dad and see what happens."