Fully agree, has still not returned from his injury, so difficult to judge but can't say he was our best defender(good at hoofing a ball into no man's land) either. Often very reckless as well, but the big question is, will he be able to get back to his best or even improve after that injury?Great, award a longterm contract to a player who can't string a season without injuries. Personally I'd have shipped him off together with Jones.
It doesn't make any difference and if anything they will focus on one position typically. After the Newcastle loss the tabloids were running stories about possible CB acquisitions and about Smalling and Jones being sold this summer. The Alderweireld stories are heating up because of his contract 'situation' and release clause, and United are an easy target and top seller for these type of transfer rumors. He's also being 'monitored' by Barcelona according to the very reliable The Sun, the express and the Daily star! I don't give any of these stories any credence.No, but I do when they're focusing on a specific position.