A huge blow came in Manchester United’s way when 20-year-old left back Luke Shaw, who was looking brilliant so far this season, suffered a double leg break last week during Manchester United’s Champions League group stage defeat against PSV Eindhoven. While the former Southampton defender is out for a long time, the Red Devils have already found a replacement for the English international, according to The Sun.
The Sun says that the Red Devils are willing to make a move for West Ham United left-back Aaron Cresswell, who has been a massive hit since he signed for the Hammers one year ago. They are willing to spend £15 million for the Englishman.
Cresswell has excelled a lot since signing for West Ham last season from Ipswich Town and got awarded West Ham Player of the Year as well as Hammer of the Year last season. A late bloomer by trade, Cresswell an inborn Liverpool fan was released by the club of his dreams at the age of 15 but made his mark to the highest level slowly from Tranmere and Ipswich Town.
Manchester City and Chelsea are also linked with the excellent defender while a national call-up is may be on the cards for the West Ham player.
West Ham United, who are very much ambitious about their future and doing well this season, will also not let their asset go and the player signed a new contract as well to stay at the club for five years.
This would mean that if Man United were to make a move for the left-back, they’d have to pay a hefty sum to lure the former Ipswich defender away from London.
Shaw’s double fracture of his right leg suggests the England international could well be out for the majority of the season, meaning Van Gaal will have to decide who will fill in till at least January.
United have two makeshift left-backs in their team with Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo but Cresswell, considering his recent form and growth can give Shaw competition for a long time at Old Trafford.