Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign Nuno Mendes in the summer as he is unconvinced by Brandon Williams’ performances, according to reports.
Solskjaer is not satisfied with Williams’ displays and wants to bring in a new left-back to compete with Luke Shaw.
According to O Jogo, as cited by Sport Witness (via @ManUnitedZone_), Man United have been monitoring Sporting Lisbon defender Mendes for several months and are impressed by his attacking and defensive output.
Williams has stepped up in Shaw’s absence on several occasions so far, playing 15 games in the Premier League this season, scoring one goal and registering 1.1 tackles per game, via WhoScored.
The teenager, who can play in the midfield as well as in the defence, has made more than 30 appearances in his debut season in the first team.
It is worth pointing out he has received a lower WhoScored rating than Shaw this season, although there isn’t much between them. However, Shaw copped a fair amount of criticism for his lacklustre performance in the 2-1 FA Cup win over Norwich earlier this year.
Unsurprisingly, lots of United fans were perplexed by Solskjaer’s decision, with many directing their ire at Shaw. One supporter slammed the “embarrassing” ex-Southampton defender as “injury prone” in reference to his extensive injury record while another slammed the 25-year-old as “technically inept”.
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
Telles, Grimaldo, Digne, Alaba. Idk why we still bother with Luke Shaw he’s had his chance
— … (@zassiinho) July 21, 2020
Have said this many times, United need better,quality and reliable left back,, Luke Shaw has been in the club for years and don’t have 15 goals contribution, embarrassing plus he is injury prone, if we can’t buy this summer, next summer must be a priority and DM
— Benesther ❤️ (@EstherO92289152) July 21, 2020
He can’t win the title with Shaw has a left back. he’s technically inept, he can’t cross the ball, cant fire a shot in the right position, he just shot the ball vertically into the box and thinks he meet anyone.
— Olawale Morrett (@OlawaleMorrett) July 21, 2020
— Charlie Brown (@BrownCharlie_6) July 21, 2020
We need to upgrade from Luke Shaw and AWB.
We are not going to win anything with these donkeys starting for us
— Egaal™ (@UtdEgaal) July 21, 2020
Both fullbacks offer nothing going forward. Wan Bissaka receives a pass dilly dallies passes back. That’s been the process all season.
I wonder why Solskjaer let Ashley Young Go. Oh I know, Fans up here thought he was finished.
— Wilson Omoniyi (@WilsonOmoniyi) July 21, 2020
Williams is perfect on the RB. Get rid of Dalot. Fosu mensah is not a threat… injury prone. He can just hang in there as 3 choice
— Kene Singultön (@Ksingul) July 21, 2020
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