Luke Shaw urged to reject Manchester United

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Manchester United target Luke Shaw should reject the opportunity to join the Old Trafford club this summer, according to Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier.

Le Tissier, who spent his entire career at Southampton, believes Shaw would be best advised staying on the south coast where he's guaranteed first-team football.

Several reports have claimed that United have lodged a £27m bid for the talented teenage full-back, with the club hopeful of wrapping it up before the World Cup.

But Le Tissier thinks Shaw should at least wait and see what happens with the United managerial situation before making a decision.

"It's a bit of an odd situation at Manchester United at the moment," Le Tissier told talkSPORT as reported by the Daily Star.

"If it's true that a bid has been made then you wonder who is sanctioning the deals that are going to be done when the manager is not in place yet. So it's a slightly odd situation.

"I'm not sure, if I was Shaw, that I would be making a decision right now. I'd be hanging back and seeing what happens there over the next couple of weeks, see how it pans out, make sure you know who the manager is going to be, and then make your decision from there.

"Personally, he's a very young boy to make that massive step. I'd advise him to stay at Southampton for a couple of seasons."

The report claims United could offer Shaw a massive deal worth up to £140,000-a-week to make him their first signing of the summer this year. But Southampton are under no pressure to sell, and with interest in the left-back high, they could wait for a better offer.

Shaw was named in England's World Cup squad by manager Roy Hodgson earlier this week, and will travel to Brazil as Leighton Baines's competition for a starting spot at left-back.

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