Manchester United not expected to enter the transfer market

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Luke Shaw's long-term injury is unlikely to see Manchester United enter the free transfer market, according to the Daily Mail.

Shaw could be out of action for around six months after suffering a double fracture to his leg during the Red Devils' 2-1 Champions League defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night. 

However, despite the youngster's nightmare injury, it appears that Louis van Gaal is satisfied with his defensive options at Old Trafford. 


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The report from the Mail claims that Argentine international Marcos Rojo is seen as the natural replacement for Shaw.

In fact, the Mail suggests that summer signing Matteo Darmian could be utilised on the left-hand side, which would see teenager Paddy McNair occupy the right-back position. 

Despite the likes of Ron Vlaar and Urby Emanuelson seemingly available for United, it appears that the club's hierarchy won't look for reinforcements anytime soon.


The Shaw injury is a blow for the Red Devils, but the club don't need to panic in their pursuit of success this season. 

In Daley Blind and Rojo, Van Gaal has two steady players at his disposal. He can certainly rely on either player to replace Shaw, so shouldn't be too worried at this stage. In Darmian, too, the United chief has another versatile ace on his hands.

Shaw's injury may well prove a blessing in disguise for McNair, who looks set for an exciting career at the Theatre of Dreams. The 20-year-old is more than capable of starring on the first-team scene in the near future. Van Gaal unquestionably has something to think about, but there's no need to panic. 

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