Manchester United legend Gary Neville has heaped praise on Southampton fullback Luke Shaw.

The England first team coach knows a thing or two about defending at the highest level and has been casting his eye over Shaw in the England camp this week.

Neville said in his column for EA Sports: “Iᄀᆵve watched Luke Shaw live a few times this season for Southampton but the staggering thing to me after seeing him in training with England this week has been his age, heᄀᆵs just 18.

“To do what heᄀᆵs doing at 18 years old really is incredible.

“Watching Shaw at close hand this week, heᄀᆵs got such power in his running. He drives forward and has a real change of pace and power to pull away from people.

“Heᄀᆵs had a great upbringing at Southampton where they bring through players with a real level of intelligence and good heads on their shoulders.

“Heᄀᆵs got good physical presence for an 18 year old and heᄀᆵll just improve and improve.”