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After months of speculation and a successful season at the top level, Southampton & England’s young left-back, Luke Shaw, has completed his move to Manchester United after passing his medical. The move was imminent once BBC reported that he had passed his medical with the Red Devils.
This move tops off what has been an incredible season for the youngster which culminated in a first England call-up and a trip to the World Cup with the senior national team. His move to Manchester United is set to be worth in excess of £30 million, with many questioning if that’s a little over-priced. However considering his age and the fact that he already boasts first team experience, Luke Shaw has a good decade or so in him in the top-flight, with the cost of transfer directly benefiting the club over that period.
The left-back spot has been an area of concern for a while now with Patrice Evra the undisputed pick for the last few years. Unfortunately the Frenchman, despite being an important figure in the dressing room, has regressed on the pitch and we’ve seen numerous opposition exploit this as we’ve repeatedly mentioned in our Tactical Analyses of matches featuring Manchester United. It remains to be seen what role Luke Shaw will have at United; it’s unknown if he will serve as an understudy to Evra or directly compete with the Frenchman for that spot in the XI, but Outside of the Boot and Talent Radar have no doubt that he’ll continue to impress.