Dude, we don’t have a single defender who can make headed clearances more than 10 yards or mark properly at set pieces.
The game changed defensively for United in the 3 years they had Ferdinand, Vidic and Van Der Sar, Chelsea when they had Gallas, Terry and Cech and Pool with VVD, Alison, and Fabinho.
Their systems remained the same. I think we’ve just had weak defenders for so long at the back some of you have got used to them.
With van Dyke in this team over Mustafi we still leak silly goals but get at least 10 more points a season.
It is a given you need great defenders too. But without a coherent defensive setup individuals will always be woefully exposed.
I still find it hard to believe that the likes of Watford who haven't scored more than 1 goal a game all season, managed to score 2 against us and deserved to score easily 4 or 5. If that is caused by a lack of individual quality in our defenders, then they shouldn't even be playing the professional game at all.