Ex-Man United ace urges Southampton star to jump at move

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes that Luke Shaw should move to Old Trafford despite Patrice Evra’s new contract.

The veteran French left-back agreed a one-year extension last week after months of speculation surrounding his future.

Shaw was initially mooted as a direct replacement for the ex-Monaco man, with his performances for the Saints last term having made him one of Europe’s top young full-backs and earned him a shock call-up to England’s World Cup squad.

A £27m move is still rumoured to be on the cards, yet the 18-year-old is thought to be stalling on a deal amid concerns that he may mot be an automatic starter at United.

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But Bosnich – who played for the Red Devils between 1989-1991 and 1999-2001 – feels that Shaw should still push for the move as competition with Evra would improve him as he goes about becoming the club’s future left-back:

“Luke Shaw should be thinking of himself as the future,” he told talkSPORT.

“Even if he goes there for a season with Evra, it will be good competition for him.

“Van Gaal’s just making sure he’s got enough cover in every position.”