Lee Sharpe: Daley Blind should not play against Liverpool at left-back

by Richard Laverty

Former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe believes Daley Blind shouldn’t play left back against Liverpool, despite a good performance against Tottenham last week.

However, Louis van Gaal will surely have no choice given he confirmed on Friday that both Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo won’t be fit enough to face Liverpool but may make the bench.

Despite Sharpe’s concerns, Blind put in a stellar performance against Spurs despite being faced up to by two pacey players in Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend.

United were so dominant and untested in the opening 45 minutes that Townsend was actually substituted and Blind was relatively free to attack at will and put in a number of dangerous crosses.

Liverpool have a number of options to choose from on the wing given Brendan Rodgers has employed a similar 3-5-2 system to the one used by Van Gaal during large parts of the season.

Youngster Jordon Ibe has shone there whilst Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic have also played there with Raheem Sterling used predominantly up front.

United, Van Gaal and Blind won’t know the Liverpool team until an hour before the game, but whatever the opinion of Lee Sharpe, United will have no choice but to play the Dutchman at left back on Sunday.

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