Photo: Manchester United target gives away England shirt to Southampton fan

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw showed his class in England’s friendly against Ecaudor last night on and off the field.

Manchester United transfer target Luke Shaw rewarded one lucky Southampton fan with his England shirt from the game last night.

The Saints fan, who travelled out to Miami with the England squad, created a sign asking for one of his heroes' shirts and thankfully for him Shaw responded.

He is now the lucky owner of a match-worn England shirt from the left-back, who has been a revelation in the Premier League this season.

Shaw has been a mainstay in Southampton’s side, with his energetic performances at left-back earning him huge plaudits.

As such, interest is now high in the 18-year-old and Manchester United looks set to be his new club, when he returns from World Cup duty.

The fact Shaw is in Brazil is testament to his ability and caps off what has been a whirlwind season for him.

He started the campaign as a relative unknown, but has now established himself as one of the hottest properties in English football and displaced Ashley Cole at left-back.

The thought of Cole not going to the World Cup prior to the season was virtually inconceivable, but the form of Shaw and Leighton Baines, at Everton, has seen Cole slip out of contention for the left-back spot that he has held for a prolonged period time.

Shaw played 74 minutes, before being replaced by John Stones, in his second England cap last night in England’s 2-2 draw with Ecaudor and looked comfortable in his new environment.

It was only his second cap for his country, making it slightly surprising that he was so willing to give his shirt away.

Shaw is likely to find himself as understudy to Baines at the World Cup, but the whole experience will benefit someone of his tender years and it is likely that he will be first choice in his position by the time the next major international tournament comes around.

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