Rio Ferdinand reminded everyone of the farce David Moyes’ first summer as head of Manchester United was this week. He explained to his YouTube channel that Thiago called him personally to secure a move to United, which he passed on only for the club to fire him, saying that other deals were being worked on instead.

United ended the summer of 2013 with an all-inclusive contract, Marouane Fellaini. Moyes didn’t even make it to his second summer and was fired before the end of the season.

Weeks later, Manchester United signed Luke Shaw of Southampton and shared his thoughts on the deal in the Times. Moyes said he was very much in favor of the takeover.

He said, “I have always considered a great talent. When he broke through for Southampton at 17 I was an admirer and felt that Manchester United made a really good decision when he bought him in 2014. “

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The Scot will have been involved in some discussions about the possible signing of Shaw in the months leading up to his sacking, and if he stayed in place, it is highly likely, after his comments, that the deal came through.

Moyes spoke before the semi-finals of the English Euro 2020 against Denmark

He said: “In his early days it was Shaw’s attack that caught the eye – and for United this season and now for England at this Euro, his attack has blossomed again. His abilities were never in question and he plays with so much confidence and joy. “

Shaw provided two assists in England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine and has more chances in the tournament than any other Three Lions player despite not playing in the opening game.

A player reaching new heights

Shaw is the man of the moment after his appearances and was praised by the Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos at the weekend.

Speaking to the club website about the recognition, Shaw admitted he was stunned.

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Shaw said: “It’s so nice to hear things from one of the best left-backs of all time and of course I honestly couldn’t believe it after the game when I saw him following me and commenting.

“It was a strange feeling, but I respect it a lot and it’s really nice to hear those words from someone like that.”

Shaw will have to do everything again tonight in the England semi-finals against Denmark and he will enjoy the opportunity. He plays well as part of a defense with Harry Maguire, who hasn’t conceded a single goal throughout the tournament.

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