Three reasons Man United fans should be excited following Alderweireld comments

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Adding a leader to lost men

So far this season, Mourinho has called on an ever-changing list of players in a bid to build a solid backline.

Luke Shaw has re-established himself at left-back having endured a tough time at Old Trafford under Jose, while Antonio Valencia may be the first choice at right-back but has only featured four times this campaign.

As for the centre of the defence, the two men in the middle have been a problem area.

Victor Lindelöf has featured more times than any other in his position, but has hardly been a convincing candidate to deserve more minutes. The Swedish international’s own goal against West Ham certainly did him no favours.

As for Alderweireld, the Belgium international noted ahead of UEFA Nations League action against Switzerland: “Honestly, I am absolutely not thinking about it [no new contract] at the moment.

“I feel good, play a lot right now and, therefore, am happy. We shall see.”

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