3) Smalling or Blind?
Chris Smalling was one of United’s best performers last season, and certainly the best defender. Unfortunately, he managed to pick up a double booking in the FA Cup final. This, and a niggling injury, kept him out of the Community Shield and the season’s ones league match.
In his absence, Daley Blind and new recruit, Eric Bailly, formed a successful partnership at centre back. However, Blind’s lack of build and pace, was expectedly found out in the Manchester derby.
As Paul Scholes said, people were waiting for Blind to fail. The combination of Smalling and Bailly started at Feyenoord. Now it remains to be seen, whether Mourinho reverts to Blind or keeps faith with Smalling.