Back in the summer, talk was rife that Manchester United wanted a new left-back.

As reported by the Times, Jose Mourinho’s side was one of those interested in Alex Sandro, with the Juventus player valued at £60million.

But fast-forward a few months and United can forget about spending big on another full-back. They have their future right-back in the form of Diogo Dalot, while Luke Shaw has made the opposite flank his own.

The patience United have shown in Shaw has finally paid off.  And the Daily Mail reports that the defender is set to sign a new long-term deal at Old Trafford.

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In so doing, he will save United a considerable amount of money.  At his best, Shaw is also a more exciting option than the £60million-rated Brazilian (Telegraph).

Spending big on an international is no guarantee of success.  In fact, in a post-Neymar market clubs are at risk of wasting more money than ever.

Sandro may be experienced but Shaw is making up for lost time.  He looks like the player United signed back in 2014.  And he could soon be worth a lot more than what Mourinho was tipped to spend on a potential replacement.