England's Luke Shaw controls the ball during a team training session at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground in Enfield, north of London, March 3, 2014.
England's Luke Shaw controls the ball during a team training session at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground in Enfield, north of London, March 3, 2014.Reuters

Manchester United have tabled a £27m bid for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, according to Sky Sports.

The 19-year-old is among the hottest prospects in English football and has been tipped to fly with the England squad to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in place of Ashley Cole.

The Red Devils are in the market for a left-back to replace Patrice Evra, who has completed his contract and has been linked with a move to Inter Milan to join Nemanja Vidic.

Shaw has made 35 appearances in the league this season for the Saints and has already made his senior England debut against Denmark in February.

News of the bid came moments after United's 1-1 draw against the Saints in the final game of the season, which saw United finish with 64 points, 15 points off a top four spot and 22 points from league leaders Manchester City.

It will be a major coup for United if they can pull it off, and could lock down their left-back berth for at least a decade.

United are likely to announce their permanent manager next week, with Ryan Giggs likely to step down from his post as interim manager.

Louis van Gaal is favourite to take over the vacant position, as United look to come back strongly after a disappointing season following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Giggs has promised fans that United will come back stronger and better in the next season, as he bade the supporters farewell.

"It's obviously been a frustrating season, but I enjoyed that second half. The players and fans were brilliant, and I didn't want it to end" the interim boss told MUTV.

"Southampton probably had the better of the first half, but as the game went on, there was only going to be one winner. I'm really proud of the players today.

"The fans have supported us all throughout the season and they showed it again today; they never stopped. On behalf of the players and staff, I'd like to thank them.

"They've been brilliant this season; obviously they've been lucky to win so much over the years, but this year hasn't been our year. As I've said before, we'll come back bigger and better."