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Mourinho encouraged as Sessegnon inspired by Man Utd ace

Fulham whizkid Ryan Sessegnon admits he models his game on one Manchester United player.

United boss Jose Mourinho is known to he a fan the youngster who has scored 13 Championship goals this season.

And in news which might excite the Portuguese manager, Sessegnon admits he admires Luke Shaw.

“When I was younger I had two players: Luke Shaw and Gareth Bale," he told The Telegraph.

"When Shaw was at Southampton he was a left-back and I loved watching him bomb up and down the wing, create goals, score goals, so I think I try to emulate that. Gareth Bale same thing really.

“At younger ages I was more attacking, and had a striker role through the middle, but as I progressed they pushed me towards left-back.

"I think they saw the energy and endurance that I have to get up and down the pitch and they just tried to change my game, more for my physical attributes than how I see the game.

"If you can play a variety of positions quite well it gives the manager the option to play you in that position, for one."

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