Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw was given the runaround by Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe in the 2-0 defeat to the Gunners last night, and his performance has not impressed fans.
Following Brandon Williams‘ excellent display against Burnley, many were surprised that Shaw was recalled for the trip to the Emirates and supporters on Twitter have not held back in their criticism of the 24-year-old:
He's actually useless!
— Nsikak Asuquo (@Legendinho1) January 1, 2020
Get rid of him 👋
— Al Moses (@almoses12) January 1, 2020
Shaw needs to be sold to Vittese, Genk or FC Twentee…just offload him please
— David Owalude🇬🇧🇳🇬 (@TheDavidOwalude) January 1, 2020
Shaw should be 3rd choice at LB
— ऄCEEJAY NGA✗ (@ceejay_orabs) January 1, 2020
The dude is finished.😂😂
— 🇳🇬Trang🇬🇦 #MUFC🇾🇪 (@Am_evergreen1) January 1, 2020
Shouldn’t be playing ahead of Williams
— Colin Reid (@gcolinreid7) January 1, 2020
Brandon Williams plays far much better than him.
— Mmina Tau (@Reu_100) January 1, 2020
Williams should have started
— ©Soccer Analyst Tips (@Job_Morendi) January 1, 2020
He shouldn't have started the game!!
— Àtànpàkò (@Atemitope) January 1, 2020
The guy is making Pepe looks like Messi
— OBJ💥 (@ChuneKomala) January 1, 2020
Needs to be sold shouldn’t be playing in the pl
— Stephen Shaw (@shawsy88) January 1, 2020
You can understand why manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to rotate during a busy fixture schedule, but Williams has demonstrated in recent weeks he is very much up for the challenge in big games.
The teenager has shown he is in much better form than Shaw at the moment, and he would have been more than deserving of a starting spot against Arsenal.
Shaw’s performances will be a concern to Solskjaer and while there are some mitigating circumstances in that he has been out for several months with a hamstring problem, he has now been fit for the best part of a month. The left-back could well be dropped for the game against Wolves this weekend.