Gary Neville full of praise for £30m Man United target

Luke Shaw

The former Old Trafford defender has been singing the praises of Southampton’s Luke Shaw.

Luke Shaw is adjudged as one of the most promising young players in English football, with the defender starring for Southampton this season.

The 18-year-old has every chance of making England’s World Cup squad after being called up by Roy Hodgson for the Three Lions’ recent friendly fixture against Denmark.

One man in the England camp has been impressed with Shaw progression, with Gary Neville singing the praises of the teenager.

"I’ve watched Luke Shaw live a few times this season for Southampton but the staggering thing to me after seeing him in training with England this week has been his age, he’s just 18,” Neville is quoted as saying by EA Sports.

"To do what he’s doing at 18 years old really is incredible.

"Watching Shaw at close hand this week, he’s got such power in his running. He drives forward and has a real change of pace and power to pull away from people.

"He’s had a great upbringing at Southampton where they bring through players with a real level of intelligence and good heads on their shoulders.

"He’s got good physical presence for an 18 year old and he’ll just improve and improve.

"The potential in Shaw is enormous. He’s a real talent. To be doing what he’s doing now, along with the fact that he works hard, means you’ve got someone who’ll go to the top of the game."

Shaw has bee widely linked with a move to one of the title challengers in the summer, with Manchester United eyeing the star as a potential replacement for an ageing Patrice Evra.

Chelsea and Manchester City have also been rumoured as suitors for the prodigious talent.

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