Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho's Backing for Defenders after Defeat

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho's Backing for Defenders after Defeat

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JOSE Mourinho refused to dwell on United's transfer window failings after Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof's shambolic performances in the defeat at Brighton.

Bailly and Lindelof were culpable for all three Brighton goals in a 3-2 reverse which flattered a United side that managed two attempts on target in the second half at the Amex Stadium.

Mourinho coveted a central defensive signing in the summer amid interest in Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Leicester centre-half Harry Maguire, however a move never materialised and United's only defensive recruit was 19-year-old Diogo Dalot. The Portuguese is out until next month with a meniscus injury.

"Speak about the market? I'm not going to do that," Mourinho replied in response to a question about his centre-backs' displays. …

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