United target Shaw 'favourites' Tweet and causes transfer rumour storm

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw will be a little more careful on Twitter after the afternoon he has just had.

This morning saw many papers announcing the news that Manchester United had three main transfer targets for the summer - and that they were confident of signing all three of them.

The players in question are Marco Reus, William Carvalho and Luke Shaw.

The latter would arrive as a replacement for the seemingly outgoing Patrice Evra - and his signature would come amongst interest from Chelsea in replacing Ashley Cole with the Southampton star.

The rumours are of a £30 million deal for the recent England debutant - and although The Saints are reluctant to sell recent revelations about their less than stable financial situation could see selling Shaw as a quick solution to their debts.

The Chelsea links have been the most prominent in recent weeks - not least because of his activity on Twitter.

The Surrey born star makes no excuses for where his football allegiances lie off the pitch - he is a proud Chelsea supporter.

But it is something he did on social media today which has seen him linked with a move to Manchester United even more heavily than he already was this morning.

He favourite this innocent looking Tweet - and sent Twitter into a mini-meltdown.

Of course this is probably a storm in a teacup. He was most likely just flattered by a fan taking such a keen interest in him - and he repaid them with a quick click of a button.

Once the frenzy got whipped up however, he quickly changed pressed a button again - ‘unfavouriting’ the Tweet in question.

But eagle-eyed and fast thumbed followers had already rumbled him - and Shaw has learnt a valuable lesson about the modern world of social interaction and professional football.

He then favourited this Tweet - suggesting he accidentally favourited the previous one...

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