Southampton legend tells Shaw to reject £27m Manchester United move

Luke Shaw

Southampton hero Matt Le Tissier has advised defender Luke Shaw to shun a move to Manchester United in order to stay on the South Coast.

Shaw, 18, has been one of the stars of the Premier League season after a superb campaign at St. Mary's Stadium, establishing himself as a key part of Mauricio Pochettino's side. His impressive displays have now led to him being called up to Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer, beating Ashley Cole to a place in the 23-man squad.

Yet Shaw's performances have unsurprisingly attracted interest from a number of bigger Premier League sides. Whilst Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City have all been credited with an interest in the teenager, Manchester United are seemingly leading the race for his signature.

Long serving United left back Patrice Evra will seemingly leave the club this summer, leaving the Red Devils with a huge gap to fill in their defence, and starlet Shaw is their primary target, with a reported £27m bid placed earlier this week in an attempt to secure his signing before the World Cup.

But at such a young age, there are concerns over how he will cope with moving to one of the biggest clubs in the world, and Saints legend Le Tissier concurs, saying that Shaw should wait and see what happens at United - with Louis van Gaal expected to be named as the new manager - before making a decision over his future.

“There’s an odd situation at Manchester United at the moment,” he told TalkSPORT, “I’m not sure, if I was Shaw, I would be making a decision right now. I’d be hanging back and seeing what is going to happen there over the next few weeks. He should see how it pans out, make sure you know who the manager is going to be, and then decide from there. He’s a very young boy to make that massive step. I’d advise him to stay at Southampton for a couple more years," Le Tissier added.

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