centre-halves by running in behind.
"The goal never moves. You stretch them and they don't want to move so you get more space that way. I look at those guys and I'm different to all of them."
As for the future, Cole is still unsure whether to take up coaching on a full-time basis.
"I've dabbled with it and enjoyed it," he stressed. "I did it at Huddersfield and get asked all the time. Can I see myself as a manager? I honestly don't know.
"I'd like to go in for a couple or three days a week, maybe doing a little bit of coaching with the strikers and them come out of it. It's the only way to say to yourself if you fancy it or don't fancy it. There's no point going full steam ahead then saying it's not for me. I'd like to try and dabble with it and see if that's where I want to go."
The 41-year-old hopes to see United come out on top against another of his former clubs, Fulham, in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.
"I'm hoping so as we've not had a decent run in the cup in the past few years," he added. "It's very unusual. When you talk about the cup competitions, you need a little bit of luck. Look at Bradford. Who would have expected that? So, fingers crossed, we can have a good run and get through to the final."
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