Southampton and England defender Luke Shaw has been advised to reject a move to Manchester United with the club yet to formally announce the appointment of Louis van Gaal.
The Netherlands boss is heavy tipped to become the permanent replacement for David Moyes but is not expected to be officially unveiled until next week, as the 62 year old continues preparations for the World Cup finals.
Despite being without a manager, speculation continues regarding the club's summer transfer targets, with United linked with having made a £27m bid for Shaw, who was this week called into Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup ahead of Ashley Cole
Shaw is one of several English-based players to have impressed on the south coast with Southampton and his displays this season saw him nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year and included in the Premier League Team of the Year.
But notwithstanding the 18 year old's rise to prominence with Saints, club legend Matt le Tissier believes a move to United – with Van Gaal yet to be appointed – would be a step too soon.
"It's a bit of odd situation at Manchester United at the moment," Le Tissier told talkSPORT.
"If it's true that a bid has been made then you wonder who is sanctioning the deals that are going to be done when the manager is not in place yet. So it's a slightly odd situation.
"I'm not sure, if I was Shaw, that I would be making a decision right now. I'd be hanging back and seeing what happens there over the next couple of weeks, see how it pans out make sure you know who the manager is going to be, and then make your decision from there.
"Personally, he's a very young boy to make that massive step. I'd advise him to stay at Southampton for a couple of seasons."
After finishing seventh in the Premier League and producing a limp defence of their Premier League title, United are expected to be among the big movers in the upcoming summer transfer window and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has promised funds will be made available.