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Man Utd’s ‘overpaid’ defenders attacked by Geoffrey Boycott

by Richard Laverty

Geoffrey Boycott has launched a scathing attack on Manchester United’s defence by claiming he has ‘never seen a defence so bad’ during his 50 years of supporting the club.

The Cricket legend took to his personal Twitter account after the victory over Southampton to let off some steam at his frustration over continuous injuries to defenders and an almost amateur like organisation at the back.

Chris Smalling was the latest to return to the medical table when he picked up an injury in the first half and the constant rotation of defenders is becoming familiar to all United supporters.

Smalling returned to the team in good form after suspension and was building a good partnership with Marcos Rojo which makes his latest setback all the more frustrating.

With Jones still out and Evans only just back from a lengthy absence, it once again gives Louis van Gaal a headache ahead of the Liverpool game on Sunday.

And Boycott echoed the thoughts of most supporters and former player Gary Neville this week and even went as far as saying Smalling, Evans and Jones are ‘overpaid’.

Frustration continues to stem from the fact United had looked steadier at the back in recent matches with a settled partnership of Smalling and Rojo and will now head into a huge game uncertain of what defence their manager can put out.

The endless roulette of injuries to the likes of Smalling, Evans, Jones and Rafael Da Silva is already becoming tiresome and there will be further questions asked about their Old Trafford futures if they don’t improve their fitness soon.

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