In his exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Carlton Palmer has criticised Manchester United defender Luke Shaw for his decision-making during the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side laboured to a 1-0 victory over Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday night, although there were a few positives as Alex Telles shone in Shaw’s absence.
Shaw is something of a divisive figure amongst United supporters, as he was slammed by some fans for his poor performance against Pep Guardiola’s side.
He was subject to constant stinging criticism from Jose Mourinho during his ill-fated time at Old Trafford.
And Palmer was left unimpressed with Shaw’s display as he looked out of sorts on the left-hand side of the defence in the middle of last week.
He told FFC:
“I’ve constantly had a beef with Luke Shaw because he never looks fit to me and he always looks like he’s carrying weight.
“If you look at him as a defender, some of the decisions he makes – he’ll cut across somebody and block somebody, rather than challenge them.
“I can point out numerous times he’s done that in games. He’s a talented boy but I can see why managers like Mourinho would criticise him.”
Telles has shaken off a slow start for Solskjaer’s side with two goal contributions in seven appearances across all competitions.
Shaw’s time at Old Trafford has been a little more questionable, although he has shown signs of improvement this season. He was caught napping by Raheem Sterling and John Stones and failed to register a single tackle in the entire game.
With Brandon Williams itching to leave on loan, it remains to be seen who will stake their claim in the coming weeks and months.
AND in other news, Manchester United’s Alex Telles stole the show in FA Cup victory over Watford…