Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has praised his new teammate Luke Shaw, suggesting that the £27 million teenager can become the best left back in the world, as reported by the Daily Star.
Shaw’s transfer to the Old Trafford club from Southampton this summer saw him become the most expensive teenager in the football world.
He has struggled to impose himself on the first team at the Manchester club, having suffered an injury prior to the start of the season. Manager Louis van Gaal also questioned the 19 year old’s fitness during pre season, and there were suggestions that the relationship between the two was not perfect.
However, despite Shaw’s lack of competitive action for the Reds, Evans believes, from what he has seen, that the youngster can become a world star in his position.
He said: “I had the chance to work with Luke in pre-season and there is no doubt he is going to be the best left-back in the world.”
Man Utd managed their first win of the season at the weekend, a 4-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers. They are not involved in the mid-week European action, having finished seventh last season.