According to former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas, Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho does not trust three of his defenders.
The Old Trafford side returned to winning ways in the Premier League at the weekend, clinching a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur to remain second in the table and five points behind Manchester City.
But Charlie Nicholas believes the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager still has reservations about a number of players in his squad, particularly Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and summer signing Victor Lindelof.
During the Sky Sports’ The Debate Show, Nicholas said: ‘I don’t think he trusts his defenders How many times have we had this discussion? Ever since Mourinho got there, he doesn’t trust Smalling.
‘I don’t think he’s convinced Jones is his man as he’s not sure whether he’s physically adaptable. He probably think he’s a bit too rash. As we know, Lindelof has had an almighty struggle.
‘Bailly has been the one – he’s a bit raw. And then he brings in Young all of a sudden and you start to get confused. ‘That’s what Mourinho does and you are left scratching your head.’