The Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that Jose Mourinho will bring in a decent defensive partner for Eric Bailly in the summer.
It looks likely that Mourinho may be dipping his hand into another old club again this summer, with Real Madrid’s centre-back Raphael Varane said to be on the Portuguese’s radar. Our regular believe that the Red Devils need a first-class centre-back pairing if dreams of winning the Premier League are going to come true in Mourinho’s third season in charge.
If the potentially incoming Frenchman is to arrive at Old Trafford, the barman thinks it will open the door to a couple of players leaving. Indeed, it simply has to, considering the fairly large squad Mourinho currently has at his disposal.
United have not had a recognised defensive partnership since they last won the league in 2013 and the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ surely knows that, to win a league, they need to lay the foundations at the back. With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at TWO players that may leave if Varane comes in…