Man United transfers: Luke Shaw doesn’t need Champions League football

Man United transfers: Luke Shaw says he doesn't need Champions League football to secure his England place

Luke Shaw has dealt Manchester United a blow in their pursuit of the Southampton youngster after insisting that he doesn’t need Champions League football next season.

The 18-year-old has been linked with a big-money move to Chelsea and United after impressing at Southampton since the south coast club’s promotion to Premier League in 2012.

I don’t know. I think we’ll have a look at it and just to try and move on in the coming few months

Luke Shaw

Shaw, who got his first taste of World Cup action in a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica, doesn’t believe he needs Champions League football to secure his England place.

“You can’t really say that because you look at the other teams and they haven’t all got Champions League players, have they?” Shaw said.

“I don’t know. Obviously Champions League would help, playing against world-class players but you can’t just say that because you look at other teams that have gone through the groups and they haven’t got all Champions League players.

“I don’t know. I think we’ll have a look at it and just to try and move on in the coming few months.”

Shaw added that the World Cup experience will have proved beneficial for him, Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling.

“There is only one way that that’s going to happen and that is if people are playing week in, week out in the best league in the world,” added Shaw.

“I think it has benefited me, the likes of Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley, so why can’t other clubs do that?”

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