Throughout the last few weeks it was almost accepted among Manchester United fans that their club would move quickly to sign Benfica’s Victor Lindelof early in the January transfer window.
Given United’s struggles in defence during the first half of the season, such a move made perfect sense, and would pave the way for the departure of Marcos Rojo.
Indeed, the Mirror even reported that Lindelof had been handed the number two jersey at Old Trafford.
However it seems United had not even made an offer for the centre back, and according to the BBC, will not do so as “Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo in central defence has persuaded manager Jose Mourinho he does not need to buy”.
In addition, Mourinho has Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind offering cover in central defence if needs be.
Since Jones and Rojo were first selected to play alongside each other in central defence against Swansea City on November 6, United have been unbeaten for 11 games.
The pair played in nine of those fixtures, conceding seven just seven goals.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena