Shaw: It’s a good thing to be linked with Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Luke Shaw has welcomed interest from Manchester United but played down the possibility he is going to leave Southampton.

Reports this month have suggested that a deal has already been agreed to bring Shaw to Old Trafford for £30 million on a £100,000 a week contract.

However, Shaw is choosing to remain grounded and doesn’t want to get distracted by the rumours that are going around.

“It’s a good thing to be linked with them, but I don’t concentrate with that stuff. I’ve got football to focus on. That’s my only thinking,” he said.

“(Southampton) is a great club, I’m still young and I’ve got plenty to learn. It’s all rumours. I’m just focusing on the two games I’ve got left and then see what happens.”

Tonight, 18-year-old Shaw was named in the PFA Team of the Year to compound his impressive season in the Premier League and he looks odds on to be part of Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Brazil.

Despite his rise into the limelight, all Shaw wants to do is continue improving as a player and has admitted he is just excited to be playing regular Premier League football.

He added: “It’s been unbelievable. For me to be 18 and to have played 30-odd games in the Premier League is something I wouldn’t have even dreamed of when I was younger.

“And England was probably the best feeling of my life. So I’m going to keep pushing myself to become a better player.”

Shaw is very young and will certainly have a loyalty to Southampton as it is the club where he grew up but if Manchester United offer him a deal, he could find the offer too good to refuse.

What his words do show is that it won’t be a case of upping ship so Ed Woodward and co. need to make sure any deal for Shaw is negotiated properly.

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