Manchester United fans react to Luke Shaw deal - 'I thought United would end up paying more!'

Luke Shaw

Manchester United have done their second piece of transfer business with the arrival of Luke Shaw from Southampton.

Manchester United’s pursuit of Luke Shaw has been well publicised and lengthy but the club has finally managed to tempt the teenage left-back into an Old Trafford switch.

The deal will be criticised by some if Shaw doesn’t make an instant impact at United because reports suggest the club are paying £27 million up front, which could rise to £34 million once add-ons have been accounted for.

Shaw is definitely one of the best left-back prospects in the Premier League and someone who could be in United’s back four for the next ten years.

The initial framework of talks appears to have been started during the David Moyes era but the fact Louis van Gaal appears to have urged the club to push on and complete the signing is a tribute to the player’s potential.

How Shaw reacts to the pressure of playing for Manchester United is something that all of the club’s supporters will be eager to see next season.

It’s a huge season coming up for the club in plenty of ways.

The fact United finished last season without any European football puts them under pressure to at least get into the top four of the Premier League.

The sponsors won’t settle for another season outside the Champions League in 2015/2016 so Shaw has to be right at the top of his game when he’s used by LvG heading into the new season.

Southampton have to be applauded for the development of the player so far and the way they have handled themselves in the transfer market.

The Saints always maintained that any club looking to sign Shaw would have to pay big to get him and Ronald Koeman should have plenty of cash to improve the squad heading into next season.

It’s now over to Shaw to win the mini battle against Patrice Evra and show LvG why he deserves to be in the side ahead of the Frenchman.

Here’s what United fans have made of the Shaw deal on Twitter.

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