‘Poor’: Carlton Palmer says £30m Manchester United player is absolutely awful at defending

Manchester United players will have big roles to play for England at the Euros this summer. 

Kobbie Mainoo might be the midfield ace, Harry Maguire will start at the center of defense, and Marcus Rashford could be an important forward rotation option.

Another United player who might be important for England is Luke Shaw, but Carlton Palmer says the £30 million man shouldn’t be starting for the Three Lions in an interview with The World Class Stamp Podcast.

Palmer expressed his disapproval of Shaw, saying he’s a good footballer but a bad defender.

Luke Shaw is a poor defender

Palmer shared his verdict on Shaw.

“I think we have an issue at left-back. I’m not a Luke Shaw fan. I think he’s a good footballer, but he’s a poor defender. He’s a poor defender. Shaw on that side with Maguire, it doesn’t work for me. If Gareth Southgate was sold on Luke Shaw, why did he start Trippier at left-back for the Euros?” Palmer said.

England’s left-back problem

Palmer is correct; England’s left-back situation is somewhat problematic.

Although Shaw and Ben Chilwell both have defensive shortcomings, they are both good players who are prone to injury.

Levi Colwill and Joe Gomez are two more choices, although they lack the attacking intent of players like Shaw and Chilwell and are not natural left-backs.

Although England possesses a tremendous amount of talent on the right side, as has been the case for many years, there is a serious issue on the left.

Shaw is expected to be selected for the tournament this summer, but it remains to be seen if that turns out to be the right decision.

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