Man United transfers: Michael Owen questions Luke Shaw reports

Man United transfers: Michael Owen appears to question the validity of reports suggesting Red Devils had bid for Luke Shaw

Former Man United striker Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen has questioned whether Manchester United would make a £27m bid for Luke Shaw without a permanent manager.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for the England international following the conclusion of the Premier League season.

United need to address the left-back position as Patrice Evra nears the end of his decorated career and Alex Buttner continues to struggle.

Shaw has been one of the shining lights at Southampton throughout the campaign after making one assist in 35 Premier League appearances.

But Owen is unsure whether United would make a move for the defender before announcing Ryan Giggs’s successor.

Shaw is set to be included in England’s World Cup squad after Ashley Cole announced his international retirement following a conversation with Roy Hodgson.

Cole tweeted: “I got the call from Roy and agree England team should be about the young players. I think it best I retire from England team now.

“We have a great manager and team and I wish them only success. I will be supporting them like a true fan. Thanks to everyone for everything.

“Baines and Shaw are great players, proved this season, and are the future of this country, it was a pleasure to get #107 caps.

“Like me or not, trust me it’s hurt me to stop playing for my country proud and honoured.”

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