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Arsenal star Bukayo Saka says Manchester United's Luke Shaw is his favourite England teammate
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Arsenal star Bukayo Saka says Manchester United's Luke Shaw is his favourite England teammate

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has raved about Manchester United defender Luke Shaw in his recent appearance on The Lion’s Den.

England are having a fine campaign in the World Cup in Qatar so far. They are into the quarter-final of the competition, and Saka, who has scored three times already, has arguably been their standout player.

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Arsenal star Bukayo Saka says Manchester United’s Luke Shaw is his favourite England teammate

Even though Saka is still only 21, he has a fair bit of experience under his belt having played over 150 games for Arsenal and 24 times for England.

He’s now a very popular member of the Three Lions squad as well, but when he first arrived, he needed some help.

Saka has now revealed that it was Shaw who made his life easy. He claimed that the Manchester United man, even though he’s always annoying him, often gives him some very helpful advice.

When asked to name his favourite player in the entire England squad, the Arsenal man said: “You know what, where’s the camera? I know he’s watching right now. I’ve got to say his name, Luke Shaw. Hello, Luke Shaw.

“He helped me a lot coming into the squad, he’s so funny, he’s always just trying to annoy me.

“But he’s so important to me. He’s definitely up there with my favourite players in the squad. He’s been in my position, went to the World Cup at a similar age and he gives me advice on what I need to do.”

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Shaw has had to go through a lot since he made his England debut all the way back in 2014.

The Manchester United man has had to deal with criticism, injuries and extreme pressure from fans, pundits and the media, but he has done it all over the years, and is going strong in the England setup now.

Saka, who was just 12 years old when Shaw made his England debut, can really benefit from rubbing shoulders with him, and it’s no surprise at all that they enjoy each other’s company.

England take on France in the quarter-final of the World Cup next, and both Saka and Shaw are expected to start.

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