Manchester United are looking to add a new centre-back to the squad to provide competition for Victor Lindelof, according to ESPN.
Sources told the outlet there are concerns about Lindelof’s form after the Swedish international struggled for consistency throughout the season.
Club captain Harry Maguire is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first choice at the back but questions remain over who should play alongside the Englishman when football finally resumes.
The 25-year-old has made 29 appearances in the Premier League for the club legend this season, making 0.5 blocks per game, averaging 0.7 interceptions, and, although he has completed 3.5 clearances on average, holds a low statistical rating of 6.67 via WhoScored.
In comparison, Eric Bailly has played in fewer games than his teammate, yet he has made 1.5 blocks on average, registered 1.5 interceptions, produced 3 clearances per game, and received a higher score of 7.07 per WhoScored.
Understandably, many United fans blasted Lindelof as the transfer news emerged, with a fan tweeting “Smalling is better,” and another pleading with Ed Woodward to “get him gone.” One supporter even dubbed him a “weak link.”
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions down below…
100% hes the weaklink, gets bullied by any physical striker
— Skillachi (@Skillachi2) May 8, 2020
Absolutely correct. People in love with lindelof, no idea way. Smalling is better.
— McBoogieballs (@McBoogieballsCx) May 8, 2020
He’s junk should never bought him
— 🇵🇹 Bad-Boy-Bruno 🇵🇹 (@Scotty98195327) May 8, 2020
Yeah get him gone
— Cawthorn☔️🥀 (@cawthorn_4) May 8, 2020
He’s neither dominant enough in the air or good enough on the ball. This is United not Everton. We can do better.
— Alan Smith Social (@alan_social) May 8, 2020
Hopefully this is true!! He’s too weak in the challenge!
— Tom Logan (@tom_logan19) May 8, 2020
He’s no where near good enough to be anymore than a squad player we need a world class CB in play with maguire
— Craig Poole (@Pooleyskin1) May 8, 2020
He’s not strong enough to face a big striker, and it’s time to Tuanzebe step up ⬆️⬆️⬆️
— Dedi Arif Cahyono (@dediarich) May 8, 2020
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