1 Tackle and 1 Clearance: United youngster’s dismal display v West Brom

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw failed to impress as Manchester United struggled to a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday.

Manchester United twice came from behind, with Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind, late on, cancelling out Stephane Sessegnon and Saido Berahino strikes. The result leaves the club 10 points behind Chelsea, who visit Old Trafford on Sunday and are seen by many as champions-elect.

It's fair to say Shaw, the world's most expensive teenager, struggled, especially in the first half. His statistics throughout the opening 45 minutes make for pretty depressing reading.

The youngster failed to make a single tackle, clearance, or interception, and to further compound matters, he lost possession on nine occasions.He was partly at fault for Sessegnon’s opening goal, as he was drawn too central in his attempts to win the ball.

  TacklesInterceptionsClearancesBlocksChances CreatedPass Accuracy (%)Cross Accuracy (%)Possession LostMins
Luke Shaw 1 0 1 0 1 80.95 25.00 18 90

We witnessed marginal improvements in the second period, but still, his display remained below-par. Defensively he experienced difficulties, while he offered little-to-no threat in attack.

He made just one tackle and a single clearance all match, while only one of his (four) attempted crosses were on target. He played one key pass - one of few highlights - and completed one successful dribble. 

He played 63 passes throughout his 90-minute spell, 81% of which found a team-mate, and by full-time, he had lost possession on 18 occasions.

It proved to be a sloppy all-round performance from the teenager, who, thus far, is failing to live up to his record-breaking price-tag. 

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