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Luke Shaw Responds to Manchester United Rumours



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Luke-ShawSouthampton star Luke Shaw has admitted that he is not focusing on the recent rumours linking him to Manchester United as he remains fully focused on England.

The Old Trafford club are set to make a £27m bid for the services of the left-back, according to the Sky Sports. United were eyeing for a move in signing the Saints star as a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra, whose contract with the Red Devils expires this summer.

“Transfer talk is completely gone – I am here to focus on England and England only,” the Daily Mail quoted Shaw as saying.

Roy Hodgson picked the 18-year-old and Everton left-back Leighton Baines, while dropping Chelsea’s Ashley Cole for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Shaw admitted that the Three Lions manager’s decision to pick him ahead of the former Arsenal man has come as a surprise.

“I was very surprised. With Ashley Cole not playing that many games, I thought I might have a chance. But obviously he played in the last three games of the season and he played incredibly well so that made me think that maybe it might not be my turn.”

“Obviously, I saw that I was announced in the squad and it was the best feeling in the world. I remember when I was sitting there with my family and friends and we were just all so proud that I am still only 18 and going to a World Cup.”

“There’s no pressure – I don’t really feel pressure. I just focus on my own game. I have come here to help the England team and I will do everything I can.”

“I feel ready if Leighton does pick up an injury then I will be 100 per cent ready and I don’t think Roy would have picked me if he didn’t think that,” the England defender stressed.