We miss him at fb too much. We have ample cover at cb, his replacements at fb are too big a drip off. He filled in and did ok bit he was hardly Alessandro Nesta.Because think City last season showed he's capable of playing at LCB,can cover until Martinez returns in the new year
At times he can be a pretty shite left back. Whilst he’s great on the ball, off the ball he has a lot of weaknesses and his one on one defending isn’t that good. Even so he’s still our best option at LB…Not sure why some people prefer Shaw at cb than full back. He's a full back.
That's an extremely strenuous and demanding role. If he comes back, plays there and is injured again, I'd be less surprised than if the same occurred at CB.He's critical at left back, especially with Malachia out. A wrong side Dalot has been pretty poor there.
Yeah, if Reguilon is fit then it makes sense to play Shaw as LCB until Martinez returns.Will be interesting to see where he plays once he's up and running. LB might seem the obvious option but with Martinez out, our ability to progress the ball from CB having been hit and ETH having the typical preoccupation with left-footed LCBs, it wouldn't be suprising to see him play at CB either.
Totally agree. However, he doesn’t need to do anything stellar. Sound and consistent is a huge improvement on what we have seen recently in his position. We can only hope that his performances improve game on game from here. Delighted he is back.Good to have him back. Don't think, he did anything stellar today but seems to be back to his reliable best in no time. He will be needed.
Agree. I would actually surprised.Very good performance considering it was his first in roughly three months. He looks far leaner than you'd stereotypically expect of Shaw after a lay-off, which suggests he's really taken his recovery seriously. Such a big upgrade for the left-hand side of the defence, both physically and technically. Optimist in me hopes his return could be the key to helping Rashford regain some form, though it feels unlikely at the moment.
Yup. It was good for him to get a game under his belt but say it quietly, the same deficiencies were there that I really expect more from him. On his back foot when receiving passes, tucks into the penalty box leaving the left channels exposed and for all the so called good passing we praise him for, he does a lot of really bad push passes with his toes that give our players not much choice but to pass it back or take it in awkward situations.Good to have him back. Don't think, he did anything stellar today but seems to be back to his reliable best in no time. He will be needed.