Swansea City’s relegation to the Championship wasll all-but confirmed after they were beaten 1-0 by fellow strugglers Southampton at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night, but defender Alfie Mawson’s performance didn’t go unnoticed by Manchester United fans on Twitter.
Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho looks likely to strengthen his defensive options this summer with the futures of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof potentially in doubt, but it remains to be seen whether he will go for a British-based option or bring one in from abroad.
While the Swans are on the verge of relegation, Mawson has been one of their more consistent performers and as well as defensive qualities and his strength in the air at both ends of the pitch, he is also good in possession and bringing the ball out from the back – something that Mourinho may well like and that could mean that he is an upgrade on someone like Smalling.
We asked Man United fans to vote on our poll to see whether they want their club to make what would be a shock swoop to sign the 24-year-old considering he is set to go down to the Championship, and a majority 59% said they would.
It could be a big reshuffle for the Red Devils in terms of their defence this summer with a new left-back and right-back also potentially arriving at Old Trafford, and it will be interesting to see whether Mourinho chooses to take a punt on a player like Mawson.