Fans’ view: Should Manchester United drop Luke Shaw against Everton?

by Ben Topliss

The performance of Luke Shaw at left-back in Manchester United’s defeat against Chelsea last weekend has given Louis van Gaal a headache when it comes to his team selection.

Shaw was only playing due to the absence of Michael Carrick and Daley Blind but he put in an excellent shift at Stamford Bridge.

The 19-year-old worked tirelessly down Man United’s left flank and was a threat going forward as well as being defensively sound.

If Carrick and Blind are passed fit for the game against Everton on Sunday, van Gaal will have to decide whether or not to leave Shaw out of the starting XI despite his good showing. We asked our Twitter followers if they think Shaw should be dropped:

The fact that a number of supporters believe Shaw should start against Roberto Martinez’s side could be considered surprising given the form of Blind in recent weeks.

Playing a pivotal role in impressive victories against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, the Dutchman earned a number of plaudits filling in for Shaw at left-back while he was injured.

Carrick may ultimately miss the game anyway but it is a problem which could surface again as United head into the tail end of the campaign and beyond. The hope for fans is that both players will get ample opportunity to impress with Champions League football to contend with next season.

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