Jose Mourinho’s transfer record at Manchester United isn’t great, so perhaps it’s easy to see why he wasn’t overly backed this year. Indeed, while many fans have fumed over the much-publicised failure to land a central defender, it could be argued that Ed Woodward has a point.
The likes of Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexis Sanchez and Eric Bailly have all struggled at times during their stints at Old Trafford, owing to the seemingly flawed approach both the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ and the club as a whole have adopted.
Still, despite the occasional struggles of the aforementioned lot, none of them have fared quite as badly as Victor Lindelof. Brought to the club in 2017 from Benfica, the Sweden international has never looked comfortable in the United defence and doesn’t naturally appear to fit the archetypal Mourinho mould.
So, we recently asked our United-supporting readers whether or not they believed Lindelof was the worst addition of the Mourinho era.
Interestingly, a fairly large 69% of polled supporters believe he is. Perhaps there are much wider failings in the United defence, even stemming from midfield, though it seems Lindelof is taking much of the blame.