Manchester United and England fans react on Twitter to Luke Shaw's performance for England

Luke Shaw and Southampton players

Manchester United transfer interest Luke Shaw made his first and last start of the World Cup, as England played their final group game.

Southampton's Luke Shaw is on the verge of becoming the most expensive teenager in British football, subject of a huge transfer bid from Manchester United.

The left-back finally got a chance to do show what he can do in a World Cup game, selected from the start in England's World Cup match against Costa Rica.

The defender will have found the experience invaluable as well as a dream come true, but it was more than that - Shaw showed that Roy Hodgson really should have given him greater consideration for a starting role in the earlier games.

  MatchMatchdayWon TacklesInterceptions WonBall RecoveriesPass Completion %Mins
Luke Shaw vs Costa Rica 03 1 2 6 84% 90

With Everton's Leighton Baines exposed as a weak point in the England line-up, Shaw looked composed and untroubled by the attack of group winners Costa Rica.

There was a worst case scenario in the match that Shaw was badly exposed defensively, potentially causing his price tag to dip or United to take the reactionary move of dropping their interest - but Shaw showed he is adept and skilled enough not to let this happen.

Shaw, spoke positively of the experience after the 0-0 draw via TheFA.com: "It was amazing. For me to only be 18 years old and to be playing in the biggest competition in the world is a dream come true.

"And I don’t want to stop now. I want to keep on pushing and pushing myself to get better and better, and hopefully get more caps in the future. I was focused on winning the game, but sadly we couldn’t do that."

Here is a look at how United and England fans responded to Shaw's performance...

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