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Man Utd Star Backs 19-Year-Old Sensation To Become Best In The World

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.

£51.5m Duo Set To Make Man Utd Debuts – Reports

Louis van Gaal is reportedly keen on handing Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo their Man Utd debuts in the clash against Queens Park Rangers, as reported by the Daily Star.

Argentina defender Rojo moved to Man Utd last month for £20 million from Sporting Lisbon, but issues with his work permit stopped him from making his debut for the club prior to the international break. As a result, the defender missed the games against Sunderland, MK Dons and Burnley, three games of the four that Man Utd have failed to win in.

Rojo has, however, now been granted a work permit by the British Embassy in Madrid, and can finally make his debut against QPR when the Premier League season resumes.

Shaw, who Man Utd signed from Southampton for a fee of £31.5 million, is also in line to make his debut after recovering from a hamstring injury that ruled him out for the first month of the season.

If Van Gaal sticks with his 3-5-2 formation, Shaw will likely line up as a wing-back, with Rojo in central defence.