The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are eager for Jose Mourinho to improve his team this summer, with a few key areas in need of upgrading.
One position is, most certainly, at left-back.
Over the years, Mourinho has had some incredible players to fill the spot – with the likes of Ashley Cole and Marcelo just two examples of the quality that he has been able to select from.
However, he hasn’t been so fortunate at Man Utd. Currently, the only genuine left-back at the club is Luke Shaw, and the Englishman has really struggled under Mourinho for one reason or another. He’s also able to call on the likes of Ashley Young, Daley Blind or Matteo Darmian, and each member of that trio has had differing levels of success, but the one thing that they all have in common is their lack of long-term familiarity with the position.
Naturally, then, it’s key that the Red Devils upgrade here – and that’s without considering any potential departures, too.
Fortunately for Mourinho, he does have options. He could turn to someone like Danny Rose, who is out of favour at Tottenham, and he’d be able to count on his proven Premier League experience to ensure a quick adaption process. Looking further afield, perhaps someone like Alex Sandro at Juventus, who is arguably one of Europe’s best, though naturally a move for him would come with a premium price tag.
Improvements are needed in a few positions this summer, but simply put, Man Utd cannot go into next season whilst still maintaining such a limited pool of left-backs.
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