Shaw is now being tipped to shine by Van Gaal following his displays for the squad on their preseason tour of the United States, with the Dutchman confident of his impact.
Shaw was publicly admonished by Van Gaal last summer after turning up for pre-season training in poor shape following his £27million switch from Southampton. However, with Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Tyler Blackett all able to play at left-back, Shaw will have enough competition to step-up his game to the level the club requires.
“I think it’s a very good choice”, said Van Gaal.
They say goalkeepers are a rare breed and Manchester United’s latest recruit certainly fits the mould.
But he has the benefit that he’s an Englishman.
Romero becomes United’s fifth summer signing following Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay.
‘But when I was about to punch him, I decided not to do it. Instead of that I punched a wall three times.
It was going to especially hard considering that the price tag of £27 Million is the highest paid for a player under 20 years of age.
While Barthez made some mistakes during his time in the Premier League, if Romero can enjoy a similar spell at Old Trafford, it is unlikely that many supporters will complain.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed he wants to sign a superstar but believes Cristiano Ronaldo is out of reach.
Romero trained with Manchester United for the first time yesterday. “I have of course spoken with Sergio and also with David and with me always the best shall be in the line-up so you have to fight”.
“Everyone is fighting to be in that starting XI and everyone wants to get back to winning titles and trophies – and that’s our aim this season“.