Comparisons between Luke Shaw and Roberto Carlos are now catching on, with England teammates well onboard with the ‘Shawberto Carlos’ nickname.
The Manchester United left-back conjured up a superb showing for the Three Lions in the 4-0 Euro 2020 quarter-final win over Ukraine in Rome.
Shaw set up two goals in quick succession during the resounding victory, following up an assist for Raheem Sterling in the historic 2-0 win over Germany at Wembley days earlier.
He’s been likened to legendary Brazil and Real Madrid defender Carlos by fans for a while now but it’s not only the supporters who are jumping on the moniker.
In a video posted on England’s Twitter, Declan Rice can be heard by calling his teammate ‘Roberto Shaw’ before skipper Harry Kane got involved and said, “Shawberto”.
A separate clip from the Lions Den series saw Jadon Sancho join in when he namechecked Shaw after picking Carlos as the full-back he would have the most difficulty playing against.
“We got Shawberto Carlos here, Luke Shaw, yes we do,” Sancho said.
Carlos himself gave Shaw the ultimately seal of approval for his sensational performance on Saturday night. After the Southampton youth product posted on Instagram, the 48-year-old responded with a slew of clapping emojis.
Having put his injury and fitness problems behind him, Shaw has been incredibly consistent for the past couple of seasons.
But in terms of the Carlos comparisons, Shaw played them down when he was asked about them earlier this year.
“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!” Shaw told ManUtd.com.
“I can’t be compared to him, he was unbelievable!
“I’m aware of it and it’s nice to be even mentioned alongside his name, but I just laugh about it!”