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Mourinho unconvinced by current options
Feeling his way through an inflated Manchester United squad has been a constant theme of Jose Mourinho’s first season at Old Trafford. We’re now over halfway through and whether the Portuguese has cracked the perfect formula remains debatable, with David De Gea, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the midfield three the only real constants over the last few months.
Even so, the sheer volume of players used at full-back this season really stands out. Whereas most Premier League clubs will have two options for either side and perhaps an emergency choice, Mourinho has already started nine different players in both positions this season – including winger Ashley Young.
Clearly, Mourinho isn’t fully convinced by the options at his disposal – even Antonio Valencia’s impressive form is by no means a guarantee for next season, with him due to turn 32 in August – and its hard to imagine United progressing much further under the Portuguese without indisputable choices on both defensive flanks.