Matteo Darmian struggled to impress at left-back for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, and Red Devils fans are craving the return of Luke Shaw from injury to take the spot.
Jose Mourinho’s men were looking to make it four wins from their opening four Premier League matches of the season when they faced Mark Hughes’ men, but they conceded their first league goal this term when Mame Biram Diouf crossed from the right for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to score just before the break.
Darmian perhaps should have done better on that occasion and he looked a little shaky defensively throughout the encounter, although both Phil Jones and Eric Bailly also appeared a little vulnerable.
Meanwhile, Shaw looks to be on the verge of returning to the first team picture following injury and he appeared for the Under-23 side for the third time this season against Arsenal on Friday.
Man United supporters were quick to take to social media following the draw against Stoke, and many were saying that they need the former Southampton man back as soon as possible.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Stoke exploited our weak points yesterday, attacked our left side, Shaqiri had Darmian all over. Shaw is needed in this side #MUFC
— P6 🇫🇷 (@Pognometry) September 10, 2017
#MUFC need to get Shaw back ASAP. Darmian/ Blind a HUGE weakness. Zero threat from overlaps.
— Jaydn (@JaydnMUFC) September 10, 2017
Darmian was ❌
Going forward was awful.
Shaw would have been a Plus in that Match. #MUFC
— Jeffery #ElJefe🔥 (@jefferybest1) September 10, 2017
— Max-Well-Made-It (@maxwhitter) September 10, 2017
Good art life!
Left back defiantly is an issue…
Hope to see Shaw back soon starting, he could solve a lot of our issues! #mufc
— Ryan McCullough (@McCullough_Ryan) September 9, 2017
Shaw must fight for this team we really need him now, He must repay Mourinho for trusting him #Mufc
— Tetelo (@Tetelo_S) September 9, 2017
I’m looking forward to the return of Luke Shaw #mufc
— Elliot 🇬🇧 (@ElliotBelliss) September 9, 2017
Luke Shaw coming back from Injury this month will be a huge boost. Missing that pacy overlapping full back on left#mufc
— Madhurzya (@FlyinGiggsy) September 9, 2017
— Ayman Ameen (@A_sleemy) September 9, 2017