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22/07/2014 20:18, Report by Nick Coppack in Los Angeles

Shaw feeling no pressure

Luke Shaw insists he feels no pressure following in the footsteps of Patrice Evra at Manchester United.

The teenager, who arrived at Old Trafford this summer, faced the media in Los Angeles as the Reds prepare for the first game of Tour 2014, presented by Aon.

Earlier in the day, Evra, on holiday in the city, had popped by the team hotel to see his former colleagues.

“I don't feel any pressure to come in for Evra,” Shaw said. “He has been great for the club for the last 10 years and I hope I can carry that on.

“There is always going to be pressure, no matter where you go, but I try not to focus on that. I try to focus on my own game, what I do on the pitch. 

“And with the new gaffer you have to impress on the pitch and that is something I am looking forward to, and hopefully in these pre-season games I am looking to show him what I can do.”

The 19-year-old also admitted pre-season with United was unlike anything he’s previously experienced.

“When I first turned up everyone was telling me how big the club was but you don't realise how big it is until you come away on a pre-season tour. It's crazy. Personally, I think Manchester United is the biggest club and it will push me to do my best. I signed a contract here because I know what the club is capable of. I know I will improve at the club.”

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