'I'm thrilled and excited' – Shaw delighted by Manchester United move

The 18-year-old has signed a four-year contract with Louis van Gaal’s side worth £160,000 per week and believes Old Trafford is the best place for him to develop

Luke Shaw is delighted with his move to Manchester United and believes Old Trafford is the “ideal place” for him at this point in his career.

The 18-year-old left-back joins the club from Southampton in a £30 million deal and has signed a four-year contract – with the option for a fifth season – worth around £160,000 a week.

“I am thrilled and excited to be joining Manchester United. I have been at Southampton since I was eight years old and I would like to thank them and the fans for everything they have done for me,” Shaw told the Red Devils’ official website.

“I want to continue to progress my career and joining United is the ideal place for me to do that.

“I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life and also looking forward to learning from the world-class players and management at the club.”

Shaw becomes United’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.

“Luke is a very talented young left-back with great potential,” said United assistant manager Ryan Giggs.

“He has developed immensely during his time at Southampton and has all the attributes to become a top player.

“I am delighted he has joined Manchester United as I believe this is the right club for him to continue his development as a young player and eventually fulfil that promise.”

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