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- May 8, 2011
So, Jones or Smalling at RCB. I Initially thought Blind was selected at LCB for game time, but it would appear he will start the season as first choice. I don't like the idea. As stated in other threads my preference is Smalling and Jones, but I don't think they have played together at all during pre-season? The pair started on nine occasions last season, with United winning eight of those games. The want to play a left-footed centre back is ideal in theory, but not at the expense of a better defender, who is right footed. For me, defensive qualities are more important than being good on the ball. The Blind experiment will hurt the team.
I hope Van Gaal has used pre-season to experiment.