Jose Mourinho identifies a weakness in Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof before cameras point out the Swedish International.
Manchester United were at the receiving end on Sunday following 2-0 loss to West Ham United at Olympic Stadium. Goals from Andriy Yarmalenko and Aaron Cresswell were the difference, but the Red Devils’ looked in total disarray.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to pass on the instructions to the players to attack and take the game to opponent’s half. Instead, the visitors sat back and buckled under pressure when the Hammers were going through the best spell of the game – minutes before the half-time whistle.
The result wasn’t foreseen by Manchester United fans and it was a tough pill to swallow after securing just eight points from six games.
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is currently with the Sky Sports as a pundit. Following the defeat, he claimed that he was deservingly sacked, but the Red Devils are going nowhere. Additionally, he divulged that the current team is poorer than the one he had before getting sacked in December 2018.
However, the Portuguese International, who bought Victor Lindelof from SL Benfica in 2017, pointed out the defenders’ flaws before the kick-off.
The 56-year-old stated, “He (Lindelof) can be bullied one-on-one in the box.
“He’s not very good in the air and (Harry) Maguire has that presence and physicality that’s very important.”
On cue, the Sky Sports cameras pointed out Victor Lindelof jumping for a header and completely missing it.
“Last pre-season I was crying for a centre-defender!” 🤣
Jose Mourinho and Roy Keane agree that Manchester United ‘had’ to buy Harry Maguire but say there is no doubt he improves their defence.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 22, 2019
Following this loss, Manchester United will now face Rochdale United in the league cup on Wednesday. This is followed by clash against Arsenal at Old Trafford four days later.