Lou Macari thinks Shaw will settle into life at Old Trafford.
Former Manchester United midfielder Lou Macari believes Luke Shaw is going to be a top player for the Red Devils despite the tough start the 19 year old has endured to life at Old Trafford, the Daily Star reports.
The left back became the most expensive teenager ever earlier in the summer when United paid Southampton £27 million for his services.
Since his move to the Theatre of Dreams, Shaw has struggled with fitness concerns and suffered a hamstring injury that kept him out of United’s first three games of the season.
However, the former Southampton defender was on the bench for United’s 4-0 win over QPR on Sunday and he played 45 minutes of a youth team game against Sunderland on Monday night.
Macari has backed Shaw despite his rough start, believing any player would struggle to adapt to life at a big club.
”He did okay in his 45 minutes against Sunderland but he can do better and I have seen him play better as well,” he told Manchester Evening News.
”I saw it for Southampton’s first team but I saw even more of him when he was in the Saints reserves and youth side when they played United. There was no doubt he was going to be a top talent.
”But it has been a lot to take on board. Going from Southampton to playing for England at the World Cup in Brazil and then to Manchester United with a huge price tag.
”The jump in football doesn’t get any bigger. In six months his whole world has changed around dramatically. Any lad making that journey will find it hard.”
United play Leicester City on Sunday in their next Premier League fixture.
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