Rooney, Carrick & more: Twitter reacts as Man United sign Shaw
Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick tweet their thoughts after Manchester United sign Southampton defender Luke Shaw
Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney have taken to Twitter to welcome Luke Shaw to Old Trafford after the defender completed a switch from Southampton.
The 18-year-old England international signed a four-year deal with the Red Devils on Friday after completing a medical at the club’s Carrington training ground.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from Shaw’s new team-mates and the ex-professionals as Shaw became the world’s most expensive teenager.
The main man Shaw (@LukeShaw3) first up: “Delighted to have signed for @ManUtd ! Looking forward to the future, thank you to all the fans for your nice messages. Also a massive thank you to everyone at @SouthamptonFC including players , staff and fans. Loved every minute of my time there. And I wish you all the best in the future.”
Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) questions the price tag: “30 million a lot for a full back?? What we thinking?!”
United winger Ashley Young (@youngy18) welcomes the Red Devils’s new arrivals: “Welcome @anderherrera8 and @LukeShaw3… To The Biggest Club In The World!! Look forward to seeing you boys soon!”
Red Devils midfielder Michael Carrick (@carras16) promises the new arrivals that they’ll fall in love with United: “Welcome @anderherrera8 and @LukeShaw3 …. You will love it at this great club. See you soon boys”
England striker Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) keeps it short: “@LukeShaw3 welcome to @ManUtd lad”
Former Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) thinks United have done some good business: “Two great signings in two days for @ManUtd in fantastic players with youth on their side as well. Sure there will be more to come #MUFC”
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) is looking for positives: “@SouthamptonFC paying the price for a good season. Pillaged by the big boys but for good prices. Big pot for @Koeman1963 to work with now”