Two sign for United as LVG continues World Cup campaign
Manchester United sign Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera and wonderkid Luke Shaw whilst Louis van Gaal continues his World Cup campaign.
Even though new manager Louis van Gaal is currently in Brazil leading the Dutch national team to the World Cup final, the club have already signed two players that have amazing potential. Both Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw have signed for the club as the rebuild starts under the management of van Gaal.
Herrera, 24, was a transfer target for previous manager David Moyes, but there were strange complications in the deal which led to a disappointing transfer window for The Red Devils, however van Gaal revisited the player and showed that he is heads and shoulders above Moyes as he easy completed the deal even though he was and still is in Brazil.
Ed Woodward, who was getting abuse from many United fans due to last season, has started to redeem himself as he brought in these two players after discussing them with van Gaal over the phone and the Chief Executive stuck to his word bringing in both Herrera and Shaw.
Shaw, who is just 19, became the most expensive teenager in World Football after Southampton accepted a 30 million offer for the full-back. He was the mostly heavily linked player to many other clubs but he chose Manchester United due to their pedigree and their trophy history. Shaw signed just after England were knocked out of the World Cup which Shaw got some minutes in.
Shaw became very emotional after he got the call from Roy Hodgson that he made it into the World Cup squad.
Manchester United fans are very happy with the clubs business so far but both they and Louis van Gaal agree that more work is needed to prepare the squad for the upcoming season, with Mats Hummels and Marco Reus being heavily linked to joining the red side of Manchester United but no comment has been made from the player or club currently.
Both Herrera and Shaw look like first team starters from the new era at Manchester United, putting doubt over the futures of Patrice Evra and Tom Cleverley as both of the new signings look set to take over their position within the first team. It's going to be an exciting transfer window for The Red Devils.