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Luke Shaw labelled the right man to replace Evra

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Southampton defender Luke Shaw has all the credentials to replace Patrice Evra at Manchester United, according to former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.

Shaw has been linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the season as Evra could be moved on this summer.

Manchester United have reportedly submitted a £27million offer for Southampton's Shaw in hope that he can become Evra's long-term replacement.

And former Manchester United custodian has tipped Shaw to become an instant hit at Old Trafford if he does complete a move to the Red Devils.

Schmeichel, speaking to the Daily Express, said on Shaw's proposed move to Old Trafford: "The prospect of him [Shaw] joining would be a very attractive one.

"It's really important to have a successful Premier League campaign. I think you need British players in the squad and they can offer something that no other part in the world can offer.

"I don't think it's a coincidence Liverpool had the season they had. They finished runners-up twice and in both cases, they had a large proportion of British-based players.

"They have five players in the World Cup squad who have delivered tremendously. They are very suitable to the Premier League.

"Shaw is one of the most promising players in the Premier League and he's the sort of player United should be chasing.

"United bring in the best British players and it is an asset. It doesn't matter who is playing left-back but a player like that is an option."

Shaw is reportedly one of the names on incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's transfer wish-list - with the likes of Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Arjen Robben also said to be attracting interest from the Premier League outfit.

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward stated earlier this week that he was already making strides in trying to bring some fresh faces to Old Trafford.

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