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.”