Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to take Manchester United’s out of favour defender Luke Shaw to Tyneside on loan.

The Spaniard believes that Shaw, a £30m buy from Southampton, can reignite his floundering career by playing regularly at the Toon.

Shaw, who has played seven times for England, has been a fringe player under Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho.

There has been constant criticism of both his physical and mental capabilities and it’s believed Mourinho will be open to a loan deal with another Premier League club in January.