Luke Shaw | Match Discussion thread 2020/21

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Man Utd 1 - 3 Crystal Palace

Didn’t get himself back into position for the first goal was jogging rather than sprinting to get back goalside of Townsend.

Didn’t really offer a lot going forward gets into good positions but rarely provides a killer ball or move to open up space for others.

Spoke out after the game saying Utd need to sign some better quality players not sure how that will go down with the manager and his team mates especially when one of the positions we seem to want to strengthen is his.
 

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Man Utd 1 - 3 Crystal Palace

Spoke out after the game saying Utd need to sign some better quality players not sure how that will go down with the manager and his team mates especially when one of the positions we seem to want to strengthen is his.

Yup, pots and kettles.
 

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I think Shaw is an OK LB. He's decent in defense, he offers an option going forwards. But he's not great at either, he's not great going forwards to be fair. But he won't be the reason United can't contend either.
 

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Man Utd 1 - 3 Crystal Palace

Didn’t get himself back into position for the first goal was jogging rather than sprinting to get back goalside of Townsend.

Didn’t really offer a lot going forward gets into good positions but rarely provides a killer ball or move to open up space for others.

Spoke out after the game saying Utd need to sign some better quality players not sure how that will go down with the manager and his team mates especially when one of the positions we seem to want to strengthen is his.
Yep, these days he always seems to be looking for the simple pass to someone else who may provide the killer ball instead of trying to create himself
 

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Yep, these days he always seems to be looking for the simple pass to someone else who may provide the killer ball instead of trying to create himself

To be honest I think he's always been this way there was a very brief spell end of his first season/start of his second where he looked to really attack the penalty box but since that leg break he's never really got that back in his game.

Also, think his touch is a little slack at times it's only minor but it gives defenders a chance to recover.

What he does do well is make the overlap that can open space up for Rashford or the attacker on that wing but by doing that you need to be able to hurt the opponent if they actually play you in and I just don't think Shaw ever really does that.

He's just a very average player in my opinion it's why even when he's returned to fitness he still can't get in the England squad despite us not really having options at left back.
 

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Very unfair to highlight that and nothing more of his contribution to the game. That was just an extremely unfortunate moment
 

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