Manchester United's continuing search for a new manager is holding up finalising a deal for £30million starlet Luke Shaw, as he does not want to commit to a deal while no long-term successor has been confirmed.
According to the Daily Mail, the Southampton defender is keen on a big-money move to the Old Trafford club, but wants certain assurances before he puts pen to paper on any deal. The report claims Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is confident of pulling off a £30million transfer despite this latest hold up.
Shaw has been a revelation since Southampton returned to the Premier League and has been so consistent that some even believe he has earned a place in the England squad for this summer's World Cup in Brazil. At only 18 years of age, he is one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League and a move to one of the Premier League's biggest clubs was probably inevitable.
Manchester United, according to the report, are keen to get the deal finalised, but Shaw is refusing to be pressured into agreeing a deal because he is determined not to make a mistake in his move away from Southampton. The youngster wants assurances of first team football at his next club, something that can only be given by a manager, not by a boardroom official.
So, with that in mind, Shaw is unlikely to finalise any deal until the permanent successor to David Moyes has been appointed. Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been put in temporary charge until the end of the season following the Scot's sacking on Tuesday morning.