It’s clear that Man Utd need defensive reinforcements. Victor Lindelof came in over the summer and has been unable to break into Jose Mourinho’s plans, whilst the likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are not of the quality that Man Utd fans have come to expect in the heart of the defence.
Over the last few years, Jose Mourinho has spent big improving his team, but improvements in defence have been hard to come by. That’s got to change this summer, and our landlord thinks that the Red Devils should go all out to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.
The Belgian has been one of the Premier League’s most consistent players over the last few years, providing fantastic defensive support in a Tottenham team that has emerged as one of Europe’s tightest units. Alongside defenders like Jan Vertonghen and Kieran Trippier, Alderweireld has proven his worth as a worthy top-tier defender.
Standing at a tall 6ft1, the 28-year-old is strong in the air and dominant from set pieces, but he’s also very comfortable with the ball at his feet. A solid passer of the ball, he has no worries building from the back, which would fit in perfectly at Jose Mourinho’s Man Utd.
For the Red Devils, then, Alderweireld could be the perfect option. They’re lacking composure, class and, to be honest, quality in defence – and the Belgian defender would provide all three traits in droves. Not to mention, unlike Victor Lindelof, who has struggled to adjust to the English top flight, he is proven in England – and so no adjustment period will be needed.
Man Utd are said to be monitoring his situation, according to the Manchester Evening News, and if there is any chance of a deal -Jose Mourinho should absolutely take it. He’s just what they need.
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