80-year-old William Moore was recently diagnosed with a potentially fatal brain tumour and could be running out of time to see his beloved Red Devils ever play at Wembley again.
The family of Moore, who is a friend of the late, great Duncan Edwards, appealed to the general public via the Manchester Evening News in a bid to get the patriarch to London from Newton Heath for the May 21 decider against Crystal Palace at the FA's headquarters.
There has been an overwhelming response from United fans with dozens of offers to give up their tickets so Moore, along with a career, can attend the game.
Left-back Shaw has also offered to ensure the former national servant is accommodated, saying it would be 'my pleasure to get him to watch the game'.
William's daughter Lorraine Phillips told the M.E.N of Shaw's offer: "I'm completely overwhelmed and a little bit star-struck that someone from the team has come along to help."