Manchester United defense seems to be underperforming, and this haave posed a serious problem for club manager Jose Mourinho in the current football season.
The Manchester club have made the worst start of their football league season in over 30 years but the Saturday’s visit of a Newcastle side offers chance to rediscover form.
The Manchester club currently stays in 10th position in the league standings having conceded 12 goals.
A large contributor to the club’s woes have been identified from the defensive department as no player have cemented a position. The Portuguese has been forced to make alteration to the back four on several occasion.
“We don’t have the technical quality to build from the back,” Mourinho complained this week, although the inability to keep out opponents is also vexing him.
Mourinho seems to lack trust in Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailey and Victor Lindelof, despite be the one that signed the latter two. The Portuguese tactician interestingly has deployed several approaches in a bid to restore stability to the clubs defense, including the deliberate use of McTominay in defense despite Eric Bailey’s presence on the benchin the 3-1 defeat to West-Ham. This is not the first time as Mourinho has previously deployed Andrea Herrera in the same position in the 3-0 defeat to Spurs.
There was report that Mourinho’s match-day in the 3-0 defeat to Spurs was a remainder to club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for failing to land target Harry Maguire from Leicester city last summer.
Several other names were shortlisted in defense but Woodward could only approve the acquisition of right full-back Diogo Dalot from Porto. The Youngster impressed in the club’s 3-0 victory over Valencia on the opening day of the UEFA Champions league, but had a torrid time as Manchester United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by reading.
Despite keeping a clean sheet against Valencia, Jose Mourinho had nothing to smile for. This could be because of the grueling fixture of the Manchester club. The Red Devils will play Newcastle in the weekend, before facing Chelsea and Juventus.