David Luiz hasn’t found it easy going at Chelsea this season, as he continues to be snubbed by manager Antonio Conte.
The Brazilian is currently in his 2nd spell at the London club, after having left the side earlier for French giants Paris-Saint Germain. The versatile player has only featured in 8 Premier League games so far, as the manager has been keeping him out since the last few games.
Luiz has been linked with a move to United lately, but amid the speculation, former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has criticized the player as a defender, but feels he is a strong defensive midfield option.
According to the Sportingbet, Wilkins stated: “As far as I’m concerned, David Luiz can go to United tomorrow as a centre-half. If he goes as a holding midfielder, I wouldn’t let him leave.
“David Luiz, as a centre-half, does not fit the requirements of a top level football club – he makes far too many errors.”
Wilkins’ thoughts come after Conte’s refusal to involve the player in the squad. The former assistant also added that United too will be reluctant to sign the former PSG man due to his struggle to adapt as a defender.
“I don’t think Jose Mourinho will have David. He wants to keep clean sheets and beat opposition one or two nil and with Luiz, he will struggle to do that,” he added.
Chelsea face Newcastle United at the Stamford Bridge this weekend, as Conte’s side remain in 3rd place in the league table.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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