Manchester United latest: Cut-price tickets & Shaw ‘deal’ reports

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Manchester United owners the Glazer family will offer cut-price tickets to fans for the Europa League next season, if the Red Devils qualify for the continent’s second-tier competition.

The owners have sanctioned 25% cuts on ticket prices for European nights at Old Trafford next season, provided the team secure qualification.

Manchester Evening News discusses the implications of qualifying for the Europa League and assess whether inclusion in the competition will be beneficial to United or not.

In transfer news, The Guardian has United linked with Southampton fullback Luke Shaw. The England youngster is the subject of a potential £30 million switch before the World Cup, according to reports in numerous publications today.

Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus also remains linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer and, according to his former teammate Mario Gotze, the 24-year-old wants a move to United.

"When I was at Borussia, Marco wanted a move to Manchester United," said Gotze. "This hasn't changed."

However, United look set to miss out on signing his Dortmund teammate Ilkay Gundogan who has agreed to a new contract, extending his stay with the Bundesliga giants until 2016.

Reports yesterday suggesting United had offered Toni Kroos an offer worth £260,000 a week to join the club have been denied by the player’s agent.

Volker Struth, told Bild: "We have not received any official contract offer (from Manchester United). There is also no need to submit an offer as Toni will be with Bayern Munich until June 2015."

In other news, legendary Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is auctioning off his vintage wine collection understood to be work £3 million. The Scot considers his Romanee-Conti ’99 his most cherished.

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