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Ferguson: Man Utd tried to sign Luke Shaw as 16 year-old

Sir Alex Ferguson admits Manchester United tried to sign Luke Shaw as a 16 year-old. United splashed out almost £30 million to buy Shaw from Southampton in the summer.

Ferguson told MUTV: "The signing of [Luke] Shaw was the one we tried to get when he was 16 years of age. They [Southampton] wouldn't sell him to us but they always said we'd be first to know if they ever did. Of course, Ed Woodward carried that through and got him, I think for £30million.

"He's a talented boy, a good footballer who likes to get forward all the time."

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