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Shaw advices Martial

During his teenage years, Luke Shaw has: played in the Premier League; been subject to interest from many big clubs; he’s been sold to Manchester United for a record fee for a teenager; made his way into the United first team and; has won his first England cap.

Luke Shaw, 20, knows what the scrutiny is like when being a high priced teen, and he understands how to cope with the pressures of being a young footballer in the Premier League.

When asked how the press has affected him, Shaw said:

“Of course, you see it, think I read too much of it last year. I tend to ignore it now.

“There are always going to be highlights especially for someone like me who went for so much money.”

“There are always going to be people doubting me and wanting to write bad stuff about me but obviously just to ignore it and carry on playing the way I am.”

 “Of course I am always willing to help people, no matter how old they are. Obviously I know he might find it a bit tough with everything that’s going on with social media.”

“We have great people at the club, staff and players. We will all welcome him very well.”

“He is a young player with a lot of potential. Hopefully we can help him and he will learn a lot from players like Wayne Rooney. It’s great for him to have someone like that.”

“He looks like he has got that pace and ability that we might need. At United, I think we need a bit more pace and I think he is going to bring that.”

The British press has a way of coming after footballers, young and old, and if Martial doesn’t take the stories with a pinch of salt then he may struggle to play at his best.

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By Ben

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