Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw has laughed off comparisons with Roberto Carlos.
Shaw’s impressive displays for Manchester United this season earned him the club’s Player of the Month awards for February and March, as well as an England recall.
“I’ve seen some things on it on social media and sometimes in my group chats my mates send me some stuff and I just laugh about it,” said Shaw, referring to the Roberto Carlos comparison.
“I can’t be compared to him, he was unbelievable! I’m aware of it and it’s nice to be even mentioned alongside his name, but I just laugh about it.”
Despite being compared to the Brazilian icon, left-back Shaw revealed the player he admired the most in that position was former Chelsea and England star Ashley Cole.
“Looking back at when I was growing up and my sort of era, and watching him a lot and basing my game a lot on him and what I wanted to be like as a player, then I would have to say Ashley Cole,” said Shaw.
“I’ve always been a massive fan of him and thought, when I was growing up, he was one of the best left-backs at that time.
“For me, as an all-round full-back, he was one of the best I’ve ever seen with attacking and defending, so I’d say Ashley Cole.”