Manchester United’s Luke Shaw reveals that he is feeling the stress from trying to perform at the level that justifies his huge £31million price tag in addition to becoming one of world’s most expensive teenagers, Daily Mail reports.
The 19-year-old only made his competitive debut last week after a high intensity match saw a 10-man United come out 2-1 victors over West Ham United.
Shaw was brought in to replace Patrice Evra who made his switch to Serie A Juventus earlier in the summer, but a hamstring injury halted his chance to make his way into the first team.
However, with defensive troubles at the club, current first-choice left-back Marcos Rojo could be move into centre-defence, giving the England international a slot in the back line.
He confessed that he had some fitness concerns at the start of the campaign and Louis van Gaal was right to critize him, adding extra pressure onto the young star.
“There’s a lot of pressure on me because I arrived here for a big fee and there’s attention that comes with that,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“Of course, he was right to say that. We had a discussion in pre-season and the plan was to get my fitness up. It worked, I think, apart from the injury. He’s been a great inspiration to me.
“The manager and I talk at the training ground and we have discussions. I feel in good shape.”
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