Manchester United player names Chelsea legend as his football idol

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Manchester United star Luke Shaw has named Chelsea’s legendary left-back Ashley Cole as his footballing hero.

Cole was one of the best left-backs in the world during his playing career and he was part of the Chelsea team that won the Champions League in 2012.

“Obviously I would have to go towards a left-back and one I watched a lot,” Shaw told MUTV when asked to name his footballing idol as a child.

“For me, he was probably one of the best left-backs ever in the game: Ashley Cole. Like I said, I watched him a lot and I wanted to become a player like him.

“I was lucky enough to go to an England camp with him and it was amazing to be around someone I idolised so much and I watched a lot of him and he was the player I wanted to be like when I grew up.”

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