Earlier this year Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho presented a list of players for Ed Woodward to sign this summer. Top of the list was an experienced central defender. Mourinho had lost faith in Smalling/Jones/Rojo and Bailly/Lindelof were too inexperienced to lead the line by themselves.
Woodward said no. That Mourinho’s choices did not fit the profile of the type of player he wanted.
So it should be no surprise them that Mourinho’s center-backs are directly responsible for United’s back-to-back defeats. Bailly and Lindelof were at fault for at least two of the Brighton goals last week. And on Monday, errors by Jones and Smalling led directly to two of Spur’s three goals.
The British press sense blood is in the water at Old Trafford, even the constant drumbe...
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