Manchester United’s poor summer transfer window still hurts. In fact, the negativity has certainly rubbed off on the team; and that could well explain the bad start to the campaign.
Jose Mourinho isn’t giving up though, which he deserves credit for. Now, he’s still trying to lure a new, top-class centre-half to Old Trafford.
The latest name to be linked with a United switch is Juventus’ Mehdi Benatia. According to Tuttosport, per the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils are monitoring the Moroccan’s situation with the Turin club, with a view to making a move for him.
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve said it, but United need a new centre-half, badly. Mourinho made that abundantly clear over the summer, but apparently Edward Woodward knew better.
United lack that leadership presence back there, and the sooner they bring in an experienced, level-headed, well-rounded individual, the better. We need someone who can grab the game by the scruff of its neck, get his teammates organised and pull everyone through when the pressure is on. Benatia would walk into our starting line-up, and he could well be swayed into moving, given the fact that he has fallen out-of-favour with Juventus.