Jose Mourinho has opened up about Manchester United’s defensive injuries this season.
Eric Bailly has been left sidelined for two months while Antonio Valencia is continuing rehabilitation after his surgery, the Portuguese boss is expecting Chris Smalling back soon after he had suffered a knock.
Speaking about his side, Mourinho claims it has been difficult to cope.
“It is difficult to cope, having to play with two left-backs at centre-back,” he said.
“This makes it tough to cope with the physicality of the game.
“To try and have the ball and create chances we made attacking changes but we could not create chances to score.”
Bailly and Valencia were two of our best performers so far this season and it was unfortunate to lose them both to injuries at the same time.
Mourinho’s sides are often built from the back, showcasing a strong defensive line moving forward, but with his current inconsistencies at Old Trafford, it’ll be interesting to see how it all plans out.