Loads of Manchester United fans are unimpressed with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to go for Luke Shaw at left-back over in-form youngster Brandon Williams for today’s game away to rivals Manchester City.
The Red Devils could really do with a big result in this Manchester Derby after their poor start to the season, with Solskjaer sure to be under growing pressure as he struggles to get the best out of this side while more proven managers like Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri are available.
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Solskjaer could really have done with getting his team selection right, but Shaw over Williams seems a strange move given how well the young defender has performed in recent times.
Shaw, by contrast, has been inconsistent for so much of his Old Trafford career and doesn’t really deserve to go back into the team, even if he is the more experienced option.
It’s fair to say a lot of Man Utd fans singled that out as a bad call by their manager, with some Twitter reaction below summing up the mood ahead of kickoff…
No..why shaw? He is a weak link. Williams should have started.
— patrick (@mufcfan083) December 7, 2019
I have absolutely nothing against Shaw but I also have absolutely no idea why he’s starting a Manchester Derby when Williams and Young are both better options.
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) December 7, 2019
Ole is so naive. Who in their right mind picks shaw over Brandon Williams #MUFC
— Priyansh Mithani (@PriyanshMithan3) December 7, 2019
Luke Shaw ? we are better off with Brandon Williams https://t.co/MZO1qBha7W
— Luci (@Luciah_PS) December 7, 2019
why shaw ?????? williams literally better and the guy can scrap ? https://t.co/MlZVWp9nLJ
— Abir ?? (@abirkhan_1) December 7, 2019
What on earth has Shaw done to deserve a start ahead of Williams
— Tyrone (@Tyrone__C) December 7, 2019
i really don’t understand how/why shaw is starting ahead of brandon williams… also how is rojo not in the squad? nothing wrong with a bit of hot sauce for when we’re inevitably losing 3-0 and just want to get red cards for days. https://t.co/1FzvtnK6GU
— Matthew Jarvis (@MatthewJarvis99) December 7, 2019
Never mind Williams I’d rather young over fat Shaw
— jolean (@Joleanunited) December 7, 2019