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Man Utd fullback Shaw wants to emulate Chelsea hero Cole

Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw wants to emulate the style of his boyhood hero Ashley Cole.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back won three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, the Champions League and Europa League during his magnificent career.

And Shaw hopes he can continue to fill up the Old Trafford trophy cabinet in the coming years.

"How big the club is and how successful it's been in the past, I think [is what] inspires all of us, especially the ones that are there now," Shaw told the the club's website. "We've seen how good and how great it is when the club's winning trophies and we obviously want to get to that stage and inspire young people, like I once was, watching United win a trophy.

"The squad, the group we have, is amazing. Everyone gets on great and we all love each other and we all want to push each other towards that goal of winning trophies. On the other hand, my family and friends I'd love to celebrate with and hopefully I've got times like that to come and I can live it in real life."

On those he looked up to, Shaw said: "Obviously I would have to go towards a left-back and one I watched a lot.

"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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