Manchester United managed to rescue a point against Southampton after being two goals down in the first half.
Goals from Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares looked set to heap even more misery on Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. However, Marcus Rashford inspired a comeback with United drawing level before the interval. Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera both found the back of the net and United were unable to find a winner after the break.
Not for the first time this season, Mourinho fielded a makeshift defence, perhaps sending a message to United board that a new defender needs to be signed. Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic both started in a back three – something which can’t continue if United are to secure a place in the top four. The transfer window reopens in less than a month, and defensive reinforcements should be a priority.
The perfect addition to the squad could be Atletico Madrid defender – Jose Gimenez. Valued at £45m by Transfermarkt, the Uruguay defender has blossomed into one of the world’s finest defenders under the tutelage of Diego Simeone. Working with countryman Diego Godin, a player United chased in the summer, has done wonders for his development in Spain.
Despite being just 23-years-old, Gimenez has already been capped 43 times by his country as well as making over 90 appearances in La Liga. The youngster is a natural born leader who would add some much-needed stability in the Red Devils back four. Strong in the tackle and excellent at reading the game, Gimenez has the potential to be one of the best centre-backs in the world.
Landing the Uruguayan defender in January would finally give Mourinho the world-class defender he has been crying out for.
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