Manchester United's Luke Shaw hopes return against Chelsea is start of run in the side

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw returned to the starting line-up against Chelsea in the absence of Daley Blind.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has admitted he hasn't found it easy adapting to life at Old Trafford after his move from Southampton last summer.

Shaw has not been in the side in recent weeks but returned to action for the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in place of Daley Blind.

The 19-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports, saying: "I am still young and coming to the biggest club in the world hasn't been easy for me.

"I haven't been playing and there has been a lot of negative comments about me. It is something that isn't nice and I've tried to ignore it, but hopefully the Chelsea game is the start of me coming back.

"I am positive. It was my first performance for six weeks, so it was great to be back on the pitch."

A lot of pressure has been put on the shoulders of Shaw. Having been selected to represent England in the past year, as well as being labelled with a huge price-tag in the region of £30 million, there was a lot more expected from a 19-year-old than is normal.

He has found it hard to get into the side after Louis van Gaal had to move Daley Blind to the left flank with the Dutchman putting in some very good, consistent performances.

A bit of a slow start to life after such a big move to a side that is looking to rebuild and return to where they feel they belong was probably inevitable for Shaw.

It looks likely United will return to the Champions League next season and will therefore have more games to play, which can help Shaw develop further and probably find his feet. He certainly seemed a threat at Stamford Bridge but there is much for him to do.

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