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New Manchester United signing Luke Shaw claims he is ready to "carry on" from where Patrice Evra left off and says he doesn't feel pressured by the task of replacing the Frenchman

The 18-year-old full-back joined the Premier League giants from Southampton earlier this summer for around £30m – and is expected to be the French International's long-term replacement.

With 33-year-old Evra recently confirming his move to Juventus for a reported £1.2m, Shaw will now have to cope with the difficult task of filling the void left by the former United captain – who won five Premier League titles, three League Cups and one Champions League following his move from Monaco in 2004.

"I don't feel any pressure to come in for Evra. He has been great for the club for the last 10 years and I hope I can carry that on," Shaw told Manchester United's official website.

"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."

Shaw also admits that during the Manchester United pre-season tour he has started to realise the vast profile of his new club.

"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," he said.

"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."