Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes Manchester United have a problem in the left-back position despite their strong start to the season. The Red Devils clinched their fourth victory of the Premier League campaign on Sunday afternoon after they beat Everton by a 4-0 scoreline.
United boss Jose Mourinho had swapped between Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind for the league duties during the first month of the season, but Ashley Young got a surprise start against Everton following his impressive performance at right-back in the 3-0 Champions League win over Basel.
Young was put on regular pressure by Cuco Martina during the course of the Toffees game, and Neville has highlighted that United still have an issue in the position, he told Sky Sports h/t The Express: “I think the problem is on the other side at left-back, where Ashley Young was put under a lot of pressure by [Tom] Davies and [Cuco] Martina. Blind’s played there, Rojo’s played there, Shaw’s played there, Darmian’s played there, they can’t button that one down. But Valencia at right-back has been absolutely fantastic.”
Luke Shaw has recovered from his foot injury of late, but it appears that Mourinho is waiting for the right time to introduce him after the Englishman failed to make the matchday squad against Everton.
The League Cup game against Burton Albion on Wednesday evening provides an opportunity to rest a few regular players, and Shaw will probably make his first competitive appearance since April.