Old Trafford side keen on St Mary’s teenager.
Man United will turn their attention to Southampton teenager £10m rated Luke Shaw if David Moyes fails to sign Everton full-back Leighton Baines according to the Daily Star.
Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright has made it abundantly clear that England international Baines will not be for sale this summer, and especially not to former Everton boss Moyes, this has left the Scot considering his options as he looks to bring in a new left-back.
Patrice Evra had a fairly average campaign in 2012/13 and speculation suggests the French international could return to his former side AS Monaco and as such Moyes is looking for an able replacement.
Though Shaw is just 17 years of age he has already shown just how capable he is, making 22 Premier League starts last term and the youngster is already capped at Under 21 level and Man United are keen to not miss out on the highly rated talent in much the same way the Old Trafford side missed out on former Saints academy star Gareth Bale.
It’s a move that Man United legend and club ambassador Denis Irwin is convinced the champions will make.
He said: “I’ve heard a word that the new manager might have Luke Shaw at the top of his list.
“The teenage Southampton full-back is the latest in a long line of prodigies from that club’s excellent youth system.”
Shaw is also being pursued by Chelsea, who are perhaps keen on bringing in a long term replacement for Ashley Cole.