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Luke Shaw has admitted he is under pressure to live up to his £31million price tag following his summer move to Manchester United.The Red Devils forked out big money on the 19-year-old as they looked to replace the experienced Patrice Evra.Shaw, who made his debut for United in his new sides 2-1 win against West Ham on Saturday, has been hampered with injury during his first few months at Old Trafford.
Manchester United left back Luke Shaw made his competitive debut against West Ham United on Saturday
Shaw celebrates with Manchester United team-mate Robin van Persie during the match at Old Trafford
Louis van Gaal has helped Shaw rediscover his fitness by holding regular talks with the full backThe former Southampton defender missed the start of the season with a hamstring injury and was publicly criticised by manager Louis van Gaal during pre-season for failing to meet his high fitness standards.However, Shaw has now taken Van Gaals criticism on board and is ready to establish his place in Uniteds first team.Theres a lot of pressure on me because I arrived here for a big fee and theres attention that comes with that, he told the Daily Mirror. Of course, he was right to say that. We had a discussion in pre-season and the plan was to get my fitness up. It worked, I think, apart from the injury. Hes been a great inspiration to me.  The manager and I talk at the training ground and we have discussions. I feel in good shape.Like our Manchester United Facebook page. 
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Athens, Greece (CNN) — Economist Lucas Papademos was formally sworn in Friday as the head of Greeces new unity government, as the nation seeks to regain political and financial stability after weeks of uncertainty.
Papademos, a former banker and European Central Bank vice president, becomes the countrys interim prime minister after several days of political wrangling.
His ministers were also sworn in at a ceremony attended by the president and the head of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has retained his post in the new government, the prime ministers office said.
Stavros Dimas, a former EU environment commissioner, is the new foreign minister. He belongs to the New Democracy party, the main opposition to the previous government.

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Greeces new defense minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, is also a New Democracy lawmaker.
The newly sworn-in Cabinet was scheduled to head next to the Greek Parliament and later hold its first meeting.
A vote of confidence in the new government is expected after debate in Parliament on Monday. Then the coalition will face the challenge of implementing a bailout package and austerity measures agreed to with European leaders last month.
The new administration must act quickly to ensure release of the next tranche of money from a 2010 deal. Those funds are essential to ensure that Greece does not default on its debts in the next few weeks.
It is hoped that the national unity government will restore political stability in Greece after several weeks of turmoil that have unnerved global financial markets.
European markets were up slightly as of lunchtime Friday. U.S. markets also opened higher, calmed by signs of action in Greece and Italy to curb their respective debt crises. Italys Senate approved austerity measures demanded by Europe Friday which will be sent to the lower house at the weekend.
Papademos has said that ratifying the bailout deal and bringing in the austerity measures will be the priority for his government.
He also restated Greeces commitment to the euro, saying its membership of the eurozone, the 17 nations that use the euro as currency, was a guarantee of financial stability.
Papademos, who helped usher Greece into the euro in 2001, replaces outgoing Prime Minister George Papandreou, who resigned over his handling of the crisis.
Fresh elections are likely in February.
Vassilis Monastiriotis, a senior lecturer for the Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics, said Papademos has the advantage of a well defined assignment — ratifying the October 26 bailout agreement and passing the legislation to implement it.
But he faces a challenge in forming a unity government, especially given the reluctance of the main opposition party to be involved and the divisions within Papandreous socialist PASOK party, Monastiriotis said.
Papademos is well versed in Greeces financial and political systems and is well respected by economists, Greeces politicians and European leaders, Monastiriotis added.
It remains to be seen how the Greek people will respond to Papademos actions in office, he said, but the general response Thursday was one of relief at the appointment of a man seen as the best solution available.
There have been no large demonstrations of public anger in Greece over the past 10 days since the political crisis was sparked by Papandreous call for a referendum on the European bailout deal, he added. Before that, tens of thousands of angry demonstrators had rallied in the capital, Athens.
The public has been quite muted, they dont know how to react, he said. While they dont like the austerity measures attached to the bailout any more than they did two weeks ago, he said, they also do not want discussion of Greece leaving the euro zone.
Speaking after his appointment was confirmed, Papademos said the governments formation would allow Greece to face the problems in the near future in the best possible way.
The country is at a critical crossroads, the 64-year-old said, and the choices it makes and policies it implements will have a crucial importance for the welfare of the Greek people.
Papademos said Greeces course would not be easy, but that the countrys problems would be solved — and that would happen sooner, at a lower cost and in a more efficient way, if there is unity, consensus and reasonableness.
He said he had accepted the presidents mandate to form a unity government because he felt everyone should contribute to the countrys recovery. The task is big, and the responsibility I assume is even bigger, he said.
Papademos, an economics professor at Harvard University, was the governor of the Bank of Greece when the country adopted the euro in 2001.
He has advised Papandreou on economic matters for the past two years, the Athens News Agency reported.
A native of Athens, Papademos studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1970s, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees before receiving a doctorate in economics, the news agency said. He has taught economics at Columbia University and the University of Athens.
The drama in Greece had shaken international markets because investors were afraid the new bailout deal — which has stringent austerity measures attached — might not be implemented.

CNNs Elinda Labropoulou and Andrew Carey contributed to this report.

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(CNN) — In the largely male-dominated world of the motorsport, South African super bike racer Janine Davies is an anomaly.
They still cant seem to grasp the concept that hey listen, we are as good as you, laughs the 26-year-old Cape Town native.
Were all there to achieve the same goal: Get to the checkered flag, and beat you.
So far, Davies ambition has served her in good stead. She is currently the first South African woman to compete at the South African National Championships on a 1000 CC motorbike.
That first taste
Despite her many accomplishments, Davies introduction to bike riding wasnt smooth. She actually crashed in her first race at the Derby Development Series. But then, shed only learned how to ride the week before. Still, she wasnt put off by the accident — which fortunately only resulted in a few scrapes.
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It was actually hilarious because the first race went amazing. I loved it, she recalls.
I came back to the pit and was like Oh my first crash, look at my scratches!
Davies was less fortunate in 2007, when she crashed into a tire wall during a race that nearly ended it all.
It was my first race for the season and my mum was very nervous, recalls Davies.
The tire wall is there for safety, but unfortunately I tried to protect my bike. So it was kind of like: tire wall, me, bike and I was just lying there.
The titanium woman
As a result of that accident, Davies fractured her neck, ribs, sternum and hand. When she was rushed to the intensive care unit, doctors also found blood in her lungs. She needed a lot of patching up.
Ive got titanium all over my body, she concedes.
During that time, she admits she started to rethink her career.
I said to my parents: No way, I dont want to go through this again, she says. When her doctor came in to explain one of her surgeries, however, she found she couldnt focus on his words.
Davies in the ICU following her first major crash.Courtesy Janine Davies
Racing came on the TV, so I said to him, just wait, I want to watch this.
Despite the seriousness of her crash, Davies found her passion for the sport was too strong to let her quit.
You forget about what youve gone through and you just kind of want to go back to it, especially when you havent done what you want to do yet, she says.
Helping the next generation of riders
Today, Davies is back on her super bike and soaring up the ranks. Shes competing at the national level. This year, she debuted in the SuperM championship series, and won third place at the Phakisa Freeway in March.
She is also trying to open the sport up to women. Her ambition is to one day manage a team that includes more speed-racing femmes.
There are a lot of young women in racing at the moment at a regional level. I want to grow them, she admits.
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