Paul Scholes is confident that Luke Shaw can become Manchester United’s left-back for over a decade if he can fulfil his potential.
The 19-year-old has already got plenty of Premier League experience under his belt for somebody so young and is considered one of the best young prospects in England.
He has some very big boots to fill that Evra left behind but Scholes has praised Shaw’s willingness to play for England’s U21s and feels he needs as much competitive action as possible.
“Shaw’s United career has not got going yet, but if he fulfils his potential he could be the left-back at the club for the next 12 years and with England, too.
“He would benefit in a big way from playing at another tournament, possibly even winning this one. To his credit, Shaw has said he wants to play next June, provided England qualify, and I hope United encourage him.”
United have had some great fortune with left-backs in the past two decades. For 12 years, Denis Irwin was a loyal, dependable defender who was a bedrock for United’s early success under Sir Alex Ferguson and Patrice Evra became one of the best players in the world during his eight year spell as United’s left-back.
There are high hopes Shaw can follow in their footsteps and Scholes is confident he has the ability to do just that if he can fulfil his own potential.