Luke Shaw is an English footballer who plays for Manchester United and the England national football team. Shaw is one of the brightest prospects to come out of the Southampton academy and he made the England Squad for the 2014 World Cup where he was the youngest player at the tournament.
Born on the 12th of July 1995 Shaw joined the Southampton Academy at the age of eight, and became a regular in the under-18 team from the age of 15. His first association with the first team came in September 2011, when he was featured as an unused substitute in a League Cup game against Preston North End, assigned the squad number 34. During the January 2012 transfer window, it was reported that Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City had shown interest in signing 16-year-old Shaw, with the Championship club reportedly valuing the defender at £4 million.
At the age of 16, Luke Shaw made his debut for the Southampton first team on 28 January in the FA Cup, replacing winger Jason Puncheon for the final 13 minutes of the third round tie against Millwall which finished 1-1. Following the club's promotion to the top flight in May 2012, Shaw was one of four youth players offered a professional contract for their return to the Premier League. In June 2014 Shaw signed a four year deal worth 30 million pounds for Manchester United making him the most expensive teenager in the world.
Shaw's first experience of international football came in 2011, when he made six appearances for the England under-16 team. Shaw was called up to the senior England squad by Roy Hodgson for the 2014 World Cup. This call up made Shaw the youngest player at the tournament in Brazil.