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- Oct 25, 2010
Yeah, he was easily our least bad defender on the day. I didn't vote for MOTM but he probably had that. Thought Fellaini looked good when he came on also.Bright spark on an otherwise dull day? Nothing much from Brighton came down his side and he was half decent in attack again.
I'm not writing him off. I've never really had him as anything other than utility player playing out of position for us. It's more to do with people overrating him just to slate Shaw for no reason. If Shaw had a performance like that, he wouldn't have a look at the team for months, and people will defend Jose's decision to the death here. Double standards and all that.He was absolutely terrible yesterday, but don't write him off because of one bad game (his first match of the season).
I'm sure when he gets all of his pace back, which is inevitable if he carries on starting for us throughout the season, we'll see the best of him.I still think performance wise he's not quite there yet. Much better contributions offensively but he still has to work hard on his game. He says he wants to be one of the best LB's in the world but yet to see anything Patrice-esque from him. Hopefully will continue to improve with more game time.
May be I'm being hopeful but it feels like hes playing with more confidence and Jose has more in him. It would have been easy for him to play Young on the left last week and start Darmian on the right and it's something he's done previously.Played really well the last 2 games, impressed wirh him. Tbf he was good in Dec/Jan before Jose inexplicably tossed him out of the team, hopefully doesnt happen again.
Could be a tough one with Pogba in front of him from the looks of it and against Moura and Trippier. Feel like he might be targeted. Hope he keeps up recent levels and shuts them down, as well as hopefully putting them on the back foot.C'mon Luke. Have a big performance today.