Revealed: 65% of polled Manchester United fans want Nemanja Matic alongside Eric Bailly in defence

Manchester United have just two fit centre-backs for the trip to Anfield this Sunday. Only Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are available for the game against the Premier League leaders, with Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Victor Lindelof all missing through injury.

Jose Mourinho played the aforementioned pair in Valencia on Wednesday night as his side battled for top spot in their Champions League group, but the duo performed incompetently as United fell to a 2-1 defeat to the Spanish side.

Jones in particular had a horror show. The former Blackburn defender scored a comical own-goal and looked calamitous throughout – the Red Devils’ supporters who watched on in horror were certainly not impressed and will hope the 26-year-old doesn’t start against the Reds.

Having said that, we did in fact ask United supporters who they would like to see in the centre of defence against Jurgen Klopp’s side, with midfielder Nemanja Matic presumably an option there if Mourinho wants to use him.

Coincidentally, a huge 65% of those who voted said that they would like to see the Serbian drop into defence alongside the Ivorian international Bailly, as shown by the results below…