- Oct 2, 2022
I think Laird has the potential to become a good defender one day. Unlike some fullbacks who are great going forward but have zero defensive ability, Laird has shown glimpses of good defensive skills across some of his loans. He also played CB for the England 18s side in the past if im not mistaken. He is also really good at pressing as a defender, its a pretty underrated skill for fullbacks in the modern game.I think his defence needs to improve by a few levels up before he can even start thinking of starting a few games for United. He will get exposed.
Great going forward by quite suspect defending. He ball-watches and marks space a bit. But he is just 21 and so he has at least another season on loan to improve.