MANCHESTER UNITED star Luke Shaw has revealed that he’d have liked to have been a policeman, had he not succeeded in football.
The England star has been in sensational form for the Red Devils this season, handcuffing opposition wingers and providing a great service going forward.
But had he lacked the football skills to do so, he may have applied these traits to life as a copper instead.
Asked what he’d like to have done outside of football during a recent Man United Q&A, he replied: “If I wasn’t playing soccer I think I’d probably like to be a police officer.
“It’s a random one but I watch a lot of series and stuff to do with the police and CIA and MI6 and I’m quite into stuff like that.
“And I think if I wasn’t a footballer I think I’d want to do something based around what they do.
“So I’d say a police officer.”
Shaw, 25, has been a revelation this season, coming on leaps and bounds as he’s grown in confidence.
He has earned an England recall, and even been labelled ‘Shawberto Carlos’ by fans online, after the great Brazilian Roberto.
The humble star however, doesn’t feel he quite deserves that praise yet though, admitting: “I’ll be honest 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!
“I can’t be compared to him, he’s unbelievable! I’m aware of it and it’s nice to be even mentioned alongside his name, but I just laugh about it!”
As for who the greatest left-back ever is, Shaw prefers a certain Londoner: “It’s a very tough question this.
“I think 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.
“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.”
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