Sir Alex reveals he attempted to snap up young full-back.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he had tried to sign Luke shaw when he was in charge of the club and the player was just 16 years old, the Daily Star reports.
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Shaw joined Manchester United this summer following an impressive season with Southampton but he could have joined the Red Devils much earlier in his career.
“The signing of Shaw was the one we tried to get when he was 16 years of age. They wouldn’t sell him to us but they always said we’d be first to know if they ever did,” Sir Alex said.
“Of course, Ed Woodward has carried that through and we got him for, I think it was £30million. He’s a talented boy, a good footballer who likes to get forward all the time.”
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