Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that the availability of Victor Lindelof has caused a change in defensive formation.
The Red Devils defeated Swansea City 2-0 in the Carabao Cup to reach the quarterfinals of the competition, in a victory that saw Mourinho field most of their fringe players.
Last summer signing, Victor Lindelof was at central of defence again due to injuries to the likes of Phil Jones and Eric Bailly. Though the Swede, who was criticised during their game against Huddersfield Town, had a better display at the Liberty stadium.
Following the win, Jose Mourinho revealed that he decided to play a three-man defence in a bid to add more solidity to his back-line while also increasing Lindelof’s confidence in subsequent games.
Speaking with MUTV after their victory against the Swans, Mourinho said that it was nice performance from ‘the kids’, while he also stressed importance of Tuxanzebe Axel at the back in a bid to increase Lindelof’s confidence levels whilst playing alongside Chris Smalling.
The Red Devils will hope to bounce back when they meet Tottenham Hotspur next weekend in the Premier League as Jose Mourinho continue to sweat to on the fitness of his central defenders against a rampant Spurs attack.