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Southampton Starlet Luke Shaw Eyed As Long-Term Patrice Evra Replacement At Manchester United

Scot has earmarked young Englishman to be Red Devils’ future left-back.

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New Manchester United head coach David Moyes wants up-and-coming Southampton defender Luke Shaw to take over from current first-choice left-back Patrice Evra at Old Trafford, according to reports in the Star on Sunday.

The Premier League champions have made no secret of their desire to sign a replacement for their experienced France international going forward in the north west, with Moyes having targeted Everton left-back Leighton Baines during the summer transfer window.

However, the Scot was unsuccessful in his attempts to lure the coveted England international to the Red Devils this season, despite making three bids for the 28-year-old before the close-season transfer window closed for business for the year on Sept 2.

And after failing to land Baines, Moyes then tried to lure Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao to the club in the final hours of the window, only to again be thwarted in his efforts.

But the Scot has now reportedly moved his focus towards the promising Saints full back, despite the fact that Shaw only agreed to sign a new five-year deal with the south coast club in July, meaning that the 18-year-old is now tied to St Mary’s until June 2018.

In total, the England Under-21 international has made 31 appearances for Southampton in the past two years.

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