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- May 8, 2011
Phil Jones has apparently had an impressive pre-season, whilst the consensus is that Lindelof will need time to bed in. Who should start at centre back against West Ham?
It's easy to say clear out the deadwood but we saw last season that if you are fighting in three competitions then you need your entire squad. Getting rid of three or four players may put the side at a disadvantage later in the season. You get lots of injuries which he did last season towards the end. While I agree players like Smalling, Jones and Young should probably go, I can see why Jose would keep them on.Smalling always looks shakey. Why is he even still in the squad? I'm actually very surprised Jose didn't clear out the dead wood early on.
It's a no brainer to me, give the players who have performed well in the tour first shout. Jones/Bailly are looking good. Clearly Lindelof needs time to adjust to Utd and the Premiership, which he hasn't even played a game in yet. We need to ease him in, a few shockers early on could ruin him in a big way. Hopefully Lindelof gets on his feet by the time Jones gets injured, probably about game 3 of the league lol.