It's been the same through Europe too. Ramos/Varane, Puyol/Pique, Campbell/Toure etc, the only difference is if you play 3 at the back and you have monster readers of the defence like Chiellini/Bonucci for e.g. That is where we need to improve this summer given the chance to me. If we could get Upamecano we would instantly go up a level, no matter if it's alongside Lindelof or Maguire.Our best CB partnerships have always had one player who could read the game well and hoof the ball into row Z, and one fast one.
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz