Originally Posted by Brophs
It's December, ffs. What would putting him in the stiffs for half a season achieve?
All young players have these slumps. He'll be fine with a bit of hard work once the club help build back up his confidence.
I can't justify playing him over Rio, Vidic, Smalling, Brown, or O'Shea at CB. If his slump hadn't lasted so long or didn't always end up with us giving away goals, I'd be happy for him to play, but he hasn't given any reason for Fergie to play him.