Mourinho’s Defensive Woes To Be Answered By Kostas Manolas?

Roma's Kostas Manolas in action with Villarreal's Santos Borre.

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Manchester United‘s season has been one to forget already, and while major fingers point towards the manager, Jose Mourinho thinks otherwise.

Since the start of the summer, the United boss had been crying out loud for the need of new defensive reinforcements at the club, and he believes that his voice falling on deaf ears is the major reason behind a woeful campaign so far.

Among the current players present, Victor Lindelof has been the only centre-back to show the slightest sense of stability while the others have struggled for form and fitness.

Mourinho had identified the problems a while ago, and according to recent suggestions and reports, January will be the time when he gets the help he so desperately needs.

 The Sun states that Manchester United could be going for Roma defender Kostas Manolas in the coming transfer window, as they have the chance to bring him in a for a bargain value. His contract includes a £32m release clause.

The Greece international has proved to be a world-class defender since his arrival in Italy in 2014, and his heroics against Barcelona last season put him at a high level on the stage of global football attention.

With the Mancunians failing to sign the likes of Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, and Diego Godin in the recent past, Mourinho would not dare miss out on the chance of an excellent defender seeking a move to one of the big boys in Europe.

The player has always been linked with the English side since his statement from the past, wherein he admitted: “It’s only natural you want to play for the biggest clubs, like Barcelona, Man Utd, PSG and Bayern Munich.”