Southampton legend urges star to reject Man United interest

Southampton hero Matt Le Tissier believes that Luke Shaw should stay at St Mary’s Stadium for at least a “couple more years” despite strong interest from Manchester United.

The 18-year-old left-back has enjoyed a whirlwind season on the South Coast, establishing himself as one of the Saints’ star names while booking a shock spot in the England World Cup squad ahead of established opponent Ashley Cole.

His performances have naturally attracted attention from some of the country’s biggest sides, with United ready to spend almost £30m to beat the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham to his signature.

Shaw is seen as incoming Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal’s top target to replace Patrice Evra, and it is looking increasingly likely that a deal will be agreed before the summer ends.

However Le Tissier – a Southampton legend after spending almost all of his career career at the club – has urged the teenager to think carefully about a move and feels that he would be better off staying at Southampton:

“There’s an odd situation at Manchester United at the moment, 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 told talkSPORT.

“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.”