Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are seriously hoping that star defender Eric Baily can get back to first-team duties as soon as possible.
United have failed to match together a formidable defensive partnership since the Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic days, much to the annoyance of our resident Red Devils. So much chopping and changing has seen many different pairings in the centre of defence, not something you’d usually associate with Man United.
However, none have proven more mistake-prone than England international duo, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
Jones came to United as the next big thing, a potential future England captain and Smalling as an up and coming defender highly rated all around. Still, neither have impressed and their recent performances have been nothing short of dreadful.
Our Reds in the bar are hoping to see Jose Mourinho go big on a defender or two in the summer, as Victor Lindelof isn’t working out as planned either. Many of the punters are throwing names about from the big European leagues but our landlord has TWO defenders that could easily replace the pair…