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Southampton left-back Luke Shaw is set to become new Manchester United head coach Louis van Gaal’s first signing since being officially announced as the new Red Devils boss, according to reports in the Daily Star.
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The experienced Netherlands international trainer was confirmed by the Premier League champions as the successor to the recently sacked David Moyes in the Old Trafford hot seat on Monday.
However, already the 62-year-old has been busy assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the current first-team squad at the Theatre of Dreams and with experienced left-back Patrice Evra set to leave the north west when his contract expires at the end of June, United will be in need of a replacement for their departing vice-captain next season.
And the man that Van Gaal is understood to have given the green light to the club purchasing is the young Saints left back, 18, who is contracted to St Mary’s until June 2018 and who is therefore also expected to cost United as much as £30m to buy this summer.