Looks like Jose is unhappy with the defensive contingent in Old Trafford now. Plans for massive changes in the defensive lineup is expected to happen this January.
If he looks back at United’s game this season, we can conclude that the new manager is hugely let down by his defending unit. That too for a manager like Mourinho who loves to sit back and play, their defenders are very important.
Barring Bailly, no one has performed to the level that Jose expected. Bailly’s injury has given more headaches to Jose.
Smalling is decent, but his game is not enough for a club like Manchester United. Reports are that Smalling will be sold by Jose Mourinho in January.
Jose is already in look out for replacements and Smalling is not the only one in the list to be sold. Darmian, Rojo, Shaw and Blind might also leave the club.
A minimum of three players in the mentioned five is expected to leave the club and reinforcements are to be followed. This January, Jose is going to produce one of the busiest January transfer window for United.
The problem for Mourinho now is that he has to perform with this fragile defense till January. To be honest, most of the United defenders are inconsistent.
Currently, Mourinho is working on the probables from which he will be adding reinforcements.