England stars rename Luke Shaw after Roberto Carlos following Ukraine showing

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Luke Shaw's masterful performance against Ukraine has seen him likened to Roberto Carlos by his England team-mates.

The Manchester United ace was the man-of-the-match in Rome, providing two key assists as the Three Lions ran out 4-0 winners to set up a semi-final with Denmark at Wembley.

Shaw's creative flair has been lauded throughout the tournament, with one quirky stat pointing out that he provided more assists in four minutes against Ukraine (two) than Zinedine ­Zidane did in 14 appearances at the European Championship.

His pinpoint deliveries haven't got unnoticed by his England team-mates who are now comparing the 25-year-old to Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos.

A video posted by England on Twitter showed Declan Rice calling the defender: "Roberto Shaw."

Harry Kane labelled him "Shawberto" while Jadon Sancho told the Lions Den YouTube series: "We got Shawberto Carlos here, Luke Shaw, yes we do."

England's stars might be joking, but Shaw's performance against Ukraine saw him earn praise from Carlos himself.

The former Real Madrid man commented with eight clapping emojis on the star's Instagram after the match in Rome.

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Despite widespread praise for his performances, Shaw was keen to acknowledge the role of Jordan Pickford after the match.

"I think, for me, ­nowhere near the player of the tournament,” he ­declared, talking about himself.

"The concentration in the defence has been ­unbelievable and of course that starts with Pickers (Jordan Pickford).

"For me, Pickers has been outstanding. He’s been ­unbelievable, one of our best players this tournament.

"Like I said, it starts with him. I’m really happy for him. He’s been ­unbelievable."

Shaw also thanked boss Gareth Southgate for putting faith in him after he missed the tournament opener against Croatia.

He said: :I could go through a lot of people to thank, but the most important one is Gareth (Southgate) for ­trusting me and ­putting me in the squad, and picking me and playing me."

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