“Alex has covered his backside, he’s got first shout on Ryan – the crafty bugger has sorted it!”
Shawcross left United almost 3 years ago in the January transfer window for £2m. However, Sir Alex insisted that a clause was included in the defender’s contract which stipulated United had first refusal on the player should Stoke decide to sell the player.
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