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UEFA Super Cup: Jose Mourinho Faces Defensive Woes Ahead Of Real Madrid Clash by infolife: 8:38am On Aug 06, 2017
Manchester United's trusted center-back Eric Bailly has received a three-match ban from European tournaments. Phil Jones has been handed a two UEFA match ban for abusing a doping official at Europa League final clash against Ajax.

“Has he (Victor Lindelof) made some mistakes? Yes, he has. The one against Real Madrid, if I am real, it’s the one that would concern me… Lindelof did not realise that he was so late on the challenge to gave the penalty away and carried forward with it. That would concern me,” former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol said in a recent interview.

It was nasty challenge on Real Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez by the newly-bought Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof that saw his side giving away a penalty in a friendly fixture between the two sides at Levi’s Stadium in California. From the standards of a friendly fixture, it was a challenge, well, too extreme (after all it was a game in which both the sides were literally escorted on the field by Ronald McDonald).

The disastrous performances in the pre-season have left critics wondering if Manchester United has made a mistake by signing the 23-year old Swede from Benfica. Known as “The Iceman” because of his cool and calm nature, Lindelof before his arrival was compared with United’s former Defensive maestro Nemanja Vidic. But after a horrid pre-season, fans are having to use Vidic comparison to defend his performances (Vidic too saw a tough start to his United campaign).

Amid all the doubts, Jose Mourinho’s side are gearing up for a tough opponent in Real Madrid on Tuesday for.....

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