I got told last week, by a bitter, that johnson would be alright if he could defend, but rafael is far and away the best full back in the league.
You sure you heard him right, the fucking kid's a major liability, I wouldn't want him anywhere near my firstteam. The only thing he has going for him is that he's got decent pace and is alright going forward but first and foremost he's a defender and he's utter shit at it*. That's my problem with Luiz - altho with alot of coaching I could see that maybe he'd become a good defender, at the mo he's a central midfielder with preferably a holding player next to him - in defence his decision making is woeful, nope, he needs tons of coaching. That said, in all fairness to the lad, when we played Benfica away, he played as leftback and he was by far their best player, he was impressive on that day (altho after we went down to 10, which was in the first half, he didn't have to worry about defending a lot).
Jones, he's a young lad that's made a huge step-up in terms of club size and expectation and he's often being played out of his natural position. Started well for them, has looked a bit of a liability since but I think he's quality and it will come through with experience and esp when he drops back into central defence - I think him and smalling will do well as a central pairing for the mancs for years to come.
*plus the kid is a red card waiting to happen, if players wanted to they could wind him up a piece of piss and you know he'd bite everytime.