Shaw not feeling 'any pressure' in replacing Patrice Evra

Luke Shaw

Speaking during Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States, Red Devils new-boy Luke Shaw insists he feels no pressure in replacing club veteran Patrice Evra.

The 19-year-old, who became the world’s most expensive teenager upon his arrival at Old Trafford, is preparing to fill the void left by the departing Frenchman, in the wake of his £1.5million transfer to Serie A with Juventus.

“I don’t feel any pressure to come in for Evra," said Shaw. "He's been great for the club for 10 years, so hopefully I can carry that on."

“There will always be pressure, but I try not to focus on that, just on my own game on the pitch."

“With the new gaffer, you have to impress in training and that is what I'm looking to do."

Shaw made a fantastic impression last season, with a number of eye-opening displays for former club Southampton. He proved a stand-out player for the South coast outfit as they achieved a highly respectable eighth placed finish.

It has to be said, his eventual transfer to Old Trafford came as no surprise, especially considering the array of continuous speculation linking him with a move to the club.

“Personally, I think United is the biggest club in the world, and the one that will push me to my best and improve my game as long as I am here”, he continued.

"When I arrived in Manchester, everyone was telling me how big the club is."

"But you only realise how big it is when you get on tour and see the fan base. It's crazy."

The move to United will have posed a huge number of changes for the youngster, especially at such a tender age, but he appears to be taking it all in his stride.

He has already been backed for success by former United defender Denis Irwin. Irwin had a 12-year stretch as United's undisputed first-choice left-back, and he believes Shaw, has the potential to hold on to the same position for a similar length of time.

Shaw is now preparing to face LA Galaxy on Thursday, as the Red Devils look to kick-off their pre-season tour of the States.

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