Welcome To Old Trafford – United Plan £15m Defender Signing In January

In the aftermath of Luke Shaw’s fatal injury, Manchester United are lining up a move for Leeds youngster Charlie Taylor as a replacement for Luke Shaw. It is reported that Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is contemplating moving for Charlie Taylor, with Luke Shaw expected to be out for the rest of the season with a double leg fracture.

The injury to Luke Shaw leaves Manchester United short-handed in their left-back position ahead of a large number of matches to be played during the season and the Dutchman could be forced to make a 4 million pounds bid for Charlie Taylor when the January transfer window opens. Taylor has been in-form for Leeds United this season winning 72% of his duels in all seven matches played this season. It is reported that Louis Van Gaal has sent scouts to keep a close eye of the Leeds United left-back.

Luke Shaw underwent a successful surgery on his leg on Tuesday and he is expected to start his recovery at Holland before returning to England to continue his recovery. The England International faces an Herculean task trying to be fit in time to be included in the England Euro 2016 squad, with reports claiming that the 20 year old will be out for up to ten months.

With some few months left before United will be able to draft in a replacement for Shaw, the Red Devils will have to rely on both Rojo and Blind to play in the left-back position, with Darmian also possessing the ability to play there as well. However, Daley Blind will be considered as first choice for the left-back role as the Dutchman was the one who replaced Shaw in that position when he got injured on Tuesday.