Manchester United fear the Luke Shaw deal could collapse

Manchester United are getting worried that the Luke Shaw deal could yet collapse, claim the Sunday Times. It is believed that although talks began in April, United aren’t anywhere near close to persuading Southampton to part with Shaw, and no fee is understood to have been agreed yet.

This is rather worrying, as it seems Manchester United have spent so long working on this deal, and if it were to collapse at this stage it’d be highly disappointing. Shaw is one of the hottest talents in the country and he has the potential to be a part of Manchester United’s side for the next fifteen years.

We were often promised at least ‘two or three’ transfers before the World Cup and that obviously didn’t happen. Manchester United fans, myself included have began to question Ed Woodward’s ability to do his job properly – and once again we really look to be struggling bringing players in.

One alternative to Shaw would be Daley Blind, who had a stormer for Louis van Gaal’s Holland against Spain on Friday. He’d be a cheaper alternative, who also has more football under his belt at the age of 23.

Shaw or Blind? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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  1. I think the boy has a bright future but currently he is not worth 30million nor a salary of 166k a week. If the Blind link is solid—run from the Shaw deal..At best, Shaw is worth 15 to 20million and no more than 85k to 90k a week.

  2. What deal? There’s never been a deal! Unless you mean when Saints said they won’t “deal” with anyone until the manager decides what he wants to do? (Incidentally he decided he wants to “keep the best players”).

  3. I think Blind would be a better shout really, the idea of a club like utd paying close to £160K wages to a 18 year old that’s profile is only built on market hype is ridiculous and not befitting of the values of man utd.
    Saying that, it seems that Shaw was the only British tansfer target and with Van Gaal coming in with a different philisophy, he is likely to only bring in foreign players, and the spirit of united has always been aligned with buying the brightest prospects in British football. If we dont buy shaw, the only british players that have a chance of starting (if we buy 4+ players) will be Jones and Rooney, and neither of their places are guarenteed under the new regime. I simply cannot imagine seeing a utd starting lineup without a single british player, its not the utd way.
    If we dont get shaw, we have to buy Ross Barkely. Its written in the stars that he will one day play for united. Realistically this will need to be next summer when we have champions league. but after this summers rebuild, the following summers transfer window needs to prioritise 2 signings. A top british player and a new world class striker under the age of 26.

  4. ManUtd do not fear a shaw deal falling apart as we do not want Shaw, you really think lvg wants Shaw when he drops interest in kroos, fabregas, cavani, schweinsteiger…ya having a laugh. Shaw is not worth 27m and is not good enough to be at United, we have 2 left backs already in first choice evra and backup buttner. We also have legit interest in blind, not media lies like the ever changing Shaw stories. Get real and stop believing everything papers tell you. I bank on it right now, we do not go to sign luke shaw but instead probably go for daley blind as he is the better optionif we indeed want a left back at all.

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