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Manchester United urged to sign £70m duo

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Former Manchester United youth coach Eric Harrison has urged the Red Devils to sign English youngsters Luke Shaw and Ross Barkley this summer, reports The Manchester Evening News

David Moyes' side have had a troubled season and look set to make a number of signings this summer - and Harrison believes the duo would add quality to United's team. 

With Patrice Evra ageing, Harrison has insisted that Southampton's full-back Shaw would represent the ideal replacement for the Frenchman. 

When speaking about Shaw, Harrison said: “He’s a modern day full back, he gets forward really well and causes havoc. He’s going to be an incredible player and he could play for England for the next 10-15 years.

“I like Patrice Evra, but he’s in his 30s now and if he wants to go to another club or retire then Shaw would be the perfect replacement.”

Shaw has been linked with a £20 million move to Manchester United in recent months and it remains to be seen as to whether Moyes makes a move for the teenager in the next transfer window. 

Harrison has also praised Barkley, who has been linked with a mega £50m move to the Theatre of Dreams. He believes the Evertonian midfielder is a class act and would fit into Manchester United's midfield. 

Harrison continued by saying: “I’ve seen him play quite a lot and he’s class, there’s no question about that. I do wish that he would come to United.

“He would help the area where we are struggling a bit at the minute – the midfield. He will play for a top club definitely and I hope that club is United and I’m in no doubt that he will also be a superb player for his country.”

Manchester United fans will be hoping the club add to the squad this summer after a disappointing campaign this time around.

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