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He didn't anyway and assist are not the only measure of attacking contribution from fullbacks it's just part of it, Shaw while assisting less is still contributing more to the team in attack and is also competent in defense.
*4, 7 was his total in the EPL. Also the reason our right side has been less dangerous than our left has more to do with the players occupying the wings rather than the fullbacks. Greenwood tucks inside much more which leaves AWB alone and Rashford is simply a much better player than James.

Right now fullbacks are the positions i am least concerned with
 

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I really believe we should make him a centre back. He is quick as feck (needed to counter Maguire's lack of), is an incredible tackler and won't miss his attacking contribution.

He improves his positioning and I think we solve one of our problem areas
 

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I really believe we should make him a centre back. He is quick as feck (needed to counter Maguire's lack of), is an incredible tackler and won't miss his attacking contribution.

He improves his positioning and I think we solve one of our problem areas
I was actually thinking the same! May be worth trying him as right of three Centre backs to start and see how he does! Laird will be knocking at the door for right back next season (hopefully) and he’s very much in the mould of a ‘modern’ full back
 

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I really believe we should make him a centre back. He is quick as feck (needed to counter Maguire's lack of), is an incredible tackler and won't miss his attacking contribution.

He improves his positioning and I think we solve one of our problem areas
Unfortunately converting a player from a full back into a centre back is not as simple as it sounds. It’s a whole new transition into a completely different area of the pitch. The body position and awareness is very different to full back.
Don’t forget AWB was originally a winger converted to a full back. To convert him to a centre back would be a big ask.
I think he’ll be perfectly fine at full back.
 

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I really believe we should make him a centre back. He is quick as feck (needed to counter Maguire's lack of), is an incredible tackler and won't miss his attacking contribution.

He improves his positioning and I think we solve one of our problem areas
I really don't see it. His one attribute which is truly world class (his 1v1 defending and tackling) would be less important, while his weaknesses (positioning and heading) would be targeted significantly more.

Shaw is the one who might transition at some stage. It's not a coincidence that he's the one who moves into the centre when we play three at the back and has looked quite good there most of the time.
 

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I really don't see it. His one attribute which is truly world class (his 1v1 defending and tackling) would be less important, while his weaknesses (positioning and heading) would be targeted significantly more.

Shaw is the one who might transition at some stage. It's not a coincidence that he's the one who moves into the centre when we play three at the back and has looked quite good there most of the time.
Yep spot on. A lot of crosses coming from the opposition's right cause issues for him if they're deep to the back post a go over Maguire. He loses track of his man easily, happened a lot at the beginning of the Villa match where Grealish had a decent chance on the volley at the back post.

To echo your post further his ability of winning 1 vs 1 duels won't be called into action as much as a center back and we'll need it against Europe's best left winger's if we want to kick on as a side (since the majority of players are right footed and the modern winger/forward wants to cut in it's no surprise most sides have a dangerous left forward, Madrid, Liverpool, City, PSG, etc).
 

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I really believe we should make him a centre back. He is quick as feck (needed to counter Maguire's lack of), is an incredible tackler and won't miss his attacking contribution.

He improves his positioning and I think we solve one of our problem areas
He is also awful aerially and has poor positioning. If the idea is to have one of the worst CBs in the league, then yes, we should really convert him from a position where he is decent, to a position where he will be awful.

We also should make Maguire a central midfielder. He is decent with the ball, and his lack of speed there will be punished less.
 

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I really don't see it. His one attribute which is truly world class (his 1v1 defending and tackling) would be less important, while his weaknesses (positioning and heading) would be targeted significantly more.

Shaw is the one who might transition at some stage. It's not a coincidence that he's the one who moves into the centre when we play three at the back and has looked quite good there most of the time.
Nah. He would be much better than AWB in that aspect, but not that great. Definitely ok as part of a three man defense, but too much to ask as part of a CB duo.

And while he is far better than AWB when it comes to winning headers, he would be really poor in that aspect as a CB.

Very deep thinking, but I think that we should play AWB as right back and Shaw as left-back.
 

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Nah. He would be much better than AWB in that aspect, but not that great. Definitely ok as part of a three man defense, but too much to ask as part of a CB duo.

And while he is far better than AWB when it comes to winning headers, he would be really poor in that aspect as a CB.

Very deep thinking, but I think that we should play AWB as right back and Shaw as left-back.
That's radical man how dare you.
 

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He is also awful aerially and has poor positioning. If the idea is to have one of the worst CBs in the league, then yes, we should really convert him from a position where he is decent, to a position where he will be awful.

We also should make Maguire a central midfielder. He is decent with the ball, and his lack of speed there will be punished less.
I am not saying he just becomes out CB from start of next season. He trains properly for it and is phased in here and there. I am sure they train players to get better at heading and positioning which also comes from experience. Also please, as much as I like Lindelof, he is poor at both too - especially for someone who has played there his whole life and trains specifically for that position.

Not that height is the only factor in heading, but he is the same height as Ramos. Ramos is a beast in the air. AWB will never reach that level but with training he can at least be better than he is

You go tell Maguire to play at full back he'd be wank without training. AWB has tackling, strength and speed on his side - he is not exactly the best positioned full back anyway and he barely has to head a ball. We also miss nothing in the attacking department of he shifts

With serious positional training and phased games here and there (rotation against 'weaker' teams) its worth a shot in my opinion
 

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Always a worrying sign for a player when fans on the Cafe start openly wondering if he’d be more useful in a position he’s never played in before.
 

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I think Wan Bissaka is a fantastic player who only has had 2 years experience as a RB.

I just think United fans need to point at players due to it being another year that we havent won the PL and these 'fans' need to find a weakness in a player to shout at.

Martial went through this. Rashford went through this. Shaw went through this. Pogba is going through this and now Wan Bissaka. Fans expect that instant success in a team and players rather than things that are improving over time - little as a single season at a club.

A defensive world class player with the ability to get forward and be useful in our team the more I watch him play. We should be playing with better ball playing CB'S to stop any fullback being isolated in to dictating our gameplay from the back.
 

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I am not saying he just becomes out CB from start of next season. He trains properly for it and is phased in here and there. I am sure they train players to get better at heading and positioning which also comes from experience. Also please, as much as I like Lindelof, he is poor at both too - especially for someone who has played there his whole life and trains specifically for that position.

Not that height is the only factor in heading, but he is the same height as Ramos. Ramos is a beast in the air. AWB will never reach that level but with training he can at least be better than he is

You go tell Maguire to play at full back he'd be wank without training. AWB has tackling, strength and speed on his side - he is not exactly the best positioned full back anyway and he barely has to head a ball. We also miss nothing in the attacking department of he shifts

With serious positional training and phased games here and there (rotation against 'weaker' teams) its worth a shot in my opinion
As bad as Lindelof is at heading, he had a win rate of 66%, compared to AWB who had it in thirties (I believe 37% or so). And this is with Lindelof attempting more headers (and probably has a harder time cause strikers are taller than wingers). So yes, Lindelof is not great at it, but he is a Van Dijk in comparison to AWB.
 

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I really don’t get this notion of making him a CB. Who even started it?

He’d be horrendous as a CB. His best attribute is that he can chase people down and has some sort of incredible knack of going to ground wrapping his legs around and getting a ball. However as many CB will say if you have to go to ground then you made a mistake and as good as Bissaka is at a sliding tackle I don’t want to see him taking those risks in central defence and generally his all round defensive ability isn’t that great.

He’d need a massive turnaround in his reading of the game, aerial ability and so on. For now let’s leave him learning the RB spot and see where he is in 5 years.