Manchester United Set To Beat Chelsea To The Signing Of £15m Rated Defender

As the search for a cover-up replacement for Luke Shaw continues, Manchester United have identified another full-back in the form of West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell as a potential replacement. Despite a blistering start to the season, 20 year old Luke Shaw was unlucky to be the victim of a double leg fracture caused by a tackle from PSV Eindhoven’s player Hector Moreno.

The English International has been ruled out six months which sets a likely return date of April for the 20 year old. Luke Shaw faces a race against time to be fit for England’s Euro 2016 campaign. Nevertheless, United are putting plans in progress to ensure the Red Devils do not suffer from the loss of Luke Shaw to injury.

Other full-back options like Barcelona’s Adriano and Leeds United Charles have been identified as possible replacements for Luke Shaw , with Aaron Cresswell being the latest player to be on Louis Van Gaal’s list of left-back options. The 25 year old was impressive for West Ham last season and has maintained his fine run of form this season with some magnificent displays.

Aaron Cresswell has played nine times for West Ham this season and has two assists to his name. The West Ham is already EPL proven and could prove to be a decent cover-up for Luke Shaw if added to United. However, United manager Louis Van Gaal is said to be considering his options at the left-back position and the next three months could prove to be a deciding factor in the pursuit of Aaron Creswell.