Paul Scholes tips Man United star to join Tottenham and become world class

The Man United legend believes Luke Shaw could move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer

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Man United legend Paul Scholes Photo: BT Sport

Paul Scholes is adamant that Luke Shaw could blossom into a world-class defender if the Manchester United outcast moves to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

The England international has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the Manchester United team since Jose Mourinho’s appointment as manager in May 2016.

Shaw suffered a horrendous leg break in a 2-1 loss to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League in September 2015 to curtail his progress at Old Trafford.

Mourinho hasn’t been afraid to publicly criticise Shaw for his sluggish performance and apparent poor attitude at the 20-time English champions.

Shaw appeared to have turned a corner at Old Trafford after run of 10 appearances during the festive schedule to offer some hope that the English defender could salvage his Red Devils career.

However, Mourinho hauled off Shaw at half-time of Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion to prompt reports the squad is unhappy with the manager’s “bullying” of the full-back.

Former Manchester United midfielder Scholes believes Shaw still has the talent to become a world-class player and is tipping the ex-Southampton defender to move to Tottenham this summer.

“I still believe he could be the best in the world and in the summer he could go to Tottenham or somewhere and he could improve,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“I couldn’t see a difference between him and Young. I think sometimes, managers get in their head that there’s a player not for them.

“For me I think he could be brilliant but his manager will still find something wrong with him.

“It is disappointing because when Luke Shaw came you thought what a player that is and he could be the best. It’s a relationship that come the summer will end.

“It keeps going on and on but he isn’t playing games.”

Manchester United will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley next month.

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