Manchester United left back Luke Shaw has admitted that he is under considerable pressure to justify the big money fee paid out by the Old Trafford club for him in the summer, as reported by the Daily Express.
The England international became the most expensive teenager in the history of the English game in the summer transfer window, signing for Man Utd for a staggering £31 million fee.
However, he suffered an injury towards the end of pre-season, and only managed to make his debut for the team last weekend, with several other players in defence having suffered injuries of their own.
The club are facing a considerable defensive crisis, giving Shaw a real opportunity to cement himself in the first team, but the young star admits that there is still significant pressure on him to justify his huge fee.
He said: “There’s a lot of pressure on me because I arrived here for a big fee and there’s attention that comes with that.
“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.”
Man Utd face Everton at the weekend, a side they lost twice to last season.