Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic believes Jose Mourinho should build around Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling at the heart of Manchester United’s defence.
Speaking on the current defensive situation at United, Vidic outlined that he feels Bailly and either Chris Smalling or Phil Jones could become a solid partnership for Mourinho’s side in the coming years.
Eric Bailly started really well with a steady two or three months,” said Vidic of Bailly, who United signed from Villarreal.
“Then he was unlucky with injury and the African Cup of Nations. He’s aggressive. He has potential, he’s young, and he likes to defend. He has the qualities to go even further.
“But I still think that Phil Jones and/or Chris Smalling could build a partnership with Bailly.
“Smalling has the mentality to defend, the physical size to do it. He likes to defend.
“But if you’re asking me which one central defender I most like to watch, then it’s Bailly.”
Vidic believes there is room for improvement in Rojo, who has enjoyed his best form at United in recent months.