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Manchester United: First Major Deal Done Yet?


Will he go?

We keep hearing figures like £150 million and £200 million being quoted in relation to Manchester United’s summer transfer budget.

That’s all well and good but with so little decent transfer activity over the last two years you begin to wonder whether this is simply PR spin, generated by The Glazers in time of trouble, in order to appease the fans.

The Guardian reported Wednesday that:

Luke Shaw has been spotted house-hunting in Cheshire. The natural order is being restored.

And The Express says:

Luke Shaw transfer to Man Utd ‘95% complete’

SOUTHAMPTON youngster Luke Shaw is on the verge of becoming Louis Van Gaal’s first signing at Manchester United.

But, for all the hype, deals still aren’t getting done. We heard a month ago that Manchester United were on the verge of agreeing a deal for Luke Shaw. The deal still hasn’t materialised.

It’s a dangerous situation for Manchester United because, while they appear to be front runners for the boy’s signature, we’re talking about one of the best young players in the world.

Manchester United are a rich club but could certainly be outmuscled by three or four other big clubs for the signature of Shaw. Chelsea and Manchester City may make another move for the left-back and arguably tend to get their business done more quickly than Manchester United.

That’s why United need to move fast and decisively for the player instead of haggling over a couple of million here or there.

Because Manchester United would be extremely lucky to get Luke Shaw in today’s market and they should pull out all the stops to get a deal done.

If Shaw slipped through the fingers of the club it could represent a further power shift from Manchester United to City, Chelsea and other big European clubs.

Manchester United fans do you feel similarly frustrated about the situation with Shaw? Shouldn’t Manchester United be closing deals now? Or are these just more hollow rumours to silence a slightly disillusioned fan base?


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