Luke Shaw admits he used to watch Chelsea every week

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Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has admitted that he used to watch Chelsea every week - and that Stamford Bridge is his favourite away stadium to play at.

The 19-year-old, who supported Chelsea growing up, made the confession while speaking to Match of the Day magazine.

"I used to watch Chelsea every week," the England international revealed, according to the Daily Mail. "It was really good when I got to play at Stamford Bridge, I would say that’s my favourite away stadium to go to – Chelsea is one of the first games I look for when the new fixtures come out.”

Shaw still has affection for Chelsea?

Shaw also hinted that he might be reluctant to celebrate against the team he grew up supporting if he breaks his duck against Jose Mourinho’s side this weekend.

“I haven’t scored yet so I don’t know,” Shaw admitted. “If my first goal was to come against Chelsea I’m not sure what I’d do.”

Shaw admits difficult season - but says he is happy

Fortunately for Manchester United fans, however, Shaw insists he is happy at Old Trafford despite a difficult start to life with the Red Devils.

The teenager has struggled for form and fitness since completing his £31.5 million move from Southampton last summer, and admits it has been a tough debut season.

“It’s been a frustrating one because of the injuries I’ve picked up but I’m loving it!' the talented full-back continued. “If I was to write a school report on my first season here I’d give myself a C-. You don’t realise just how big Man United is until you’re actually here – it’s frightening! It is the biggest club around.”

Shaw appreciates his good fortune

Shaw also believes he is ‘one of the luckiest teenagers alive’ because he gets to train every day with some of the world’s greatest players.

He added: “I’m playing with the likes of Wayne Rooney, [Angel] Di Maria, [Radamel] Falcao and it’s weird because my friends always talk about them, saying how good they are and I’m just thinking “Wow, I play with them!” I’m probably one of the luckiest 19-year-olds to be alive.”

Daley Blind competition

Shaw has made just 17 appearances for the Red Devils this season but could return to action, following a lengthy injury lay-off, against Chelsea on Saturday evening.

However, there’s very little chance - if any - that Louis van Gaal will name Shaw in his starting line-up.

The English left-back now has a job on his hands to displace the in-form Daley Blind, who has flourished in the left-sided full-back position over recent weeks.

Shaw, though, has the talent to become one of the world’s best full-backs and Van Gaal will be keen to help the player fulfil his potential at Old Trafford.

Chelsea rejected Shaw - but they might regret it

Mourinho decided against bringing Shaw to Chelsea because of the fee Southampton were demanding combined with the player’s huge wage demands - but few teenage left-backs in world football are as talented as Shaw, who should begin to produce his best form at Old Trafford next season.

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