Calvert-Lewin made 12 senior appearances for his childhood club before Everton, on the recommendation of former United manager David Unsworth, signed a £ 1.5million contract for the 19-man. years in August 2016.
He has become one of Europe’s most prolific strikers this season under Carlo Ancelotti with 19 goals as well as four more out of six appearances for England after receiving his international debut by Gareth Southgate in October.
But the striker revealed that Sheffield United supporters had not predicted his rise to stardom at Goodison Park when rumors of a move to Merseyside initially surfaced.
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Calvert-Lewin told Sky Super Six: “Sheffield United fans have said on Twitter: ‘We’ll wear it there’.
“They wanted me to go and as a United fan it cuts me off a bit further.
“That’s not how I envisioned my career at Sheffield United, but one thing I would say to young players is that you flip that on their head and use it as motivation to prove to people that they are wrong.
“And that’s what I’ve always tried to do. I’ve been to Everton and the higher you go the more and more you are being watched as a player. So you have to learn to deal with it.
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“As a young player you prepare yourself technically and tactically, but nothing prepares you for the mental battles you encounter that occur in all areas.
“You are a young man moving in football and in life, but then you come under certain pressures, which may come from your family or be football related and nothing can prepare you for that.
“But you are human at the end of the day and you go through the same battles as everyone else. But as footballers you are exposed to it on a larger scale and much earlier in life. ”