Yes I have noticed this too, he has looked too casual when trying to return back to position...I'm not sure if that's down to energy as we are asking him to go up and down the flank more often than before?I haven't seen anyone else mention it so maybe it's just me, but I've felt he hasn't been as good defensively since the restart. The attackers seem to be getting crosses and passes around him more than they were earlier in the season. He's also out of position a bit as well, but that also happened earlier in the season so not sure if it's gotten worse or remained the same.
I think he is trying to balance his defensive and attacking play, since the restart he hasn't been as great defensively but attacking wise he has been great he now has 4 assists to his name in the league, I may be wrong but I believe only Trent has more assists from a right back and 3rd behind Robertson as a full back, neither Kyle Walker nor Ben Chilwell have that amount of assists this season. Once he gets this balance right He will be the complete full back.Yes I have noticed this too, he has looked too casual when trying to return back to position...I'm not sure if that's down to energy as we are asking him to go up and down the flank more often than before?
I'd like to see him put more urgency defensively when he is out of position at times
Interesting, I didn’t know that. He’s very impressive 1v1. If that’s the case he’s had an amazing development so far! Good things to come for sure.He's always been positionally suspect. But the guy is 22 and only recently converted to rightback from being a winger.
Mistakes like we saw today are going to happen with AWB. We just have to accept them until he learns the position properly. Thankfully, he more than makes up for it with his tackling in most games.
Darmian and RafaelIf it weren't for the comparisons to Liverpool's setup with their fullbacks and the fact they are champions, we would be absolutely creaming ourselves over AWB. Rather than comparing him to the current perspective, just compare the way he plays the position to how it has been for a looong time at this club. He offers something completely different to Valencia, he is much more creative and gets in better positions. I can't even remember who played RB before Valencia. Jones, Brown, Smalling, Neville. It has been our weakest position for years upon years, and this guy in his first season has slotted right in and been probably the most consistent 22 year old defender in Europe.
Put everything under a microscope and sure we can find some flaws here and there but I'm truly grateful for his contribution to this team. He should have gotten 2-3 more goals this season, it's almost harder to miss than score a few of those chances He gets himself in really good positions offensively at times and things like these might be signs there is more to come from the boy.
Thanks I knew I missed a few names. Still, sadly point still stands But yeah, Rafael was the last project. Dalot seem as uncertain as Rafael did. I'm really happy we're finally sorted in this position now, because we are. If someone manages to replace him down the line it has to be someone very special, which is exactly how things should be at United.Darmian and Rafael