Manchester United may have kept a clean sheet this weekend, but Jose Mourinho won’t have forgotten about the need for a new centre-back.
At the moment, the Red Devils will also no doubt be preoccupied with their problems up front, Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Burnley a damning indictment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s recent form.
However, the 4-0 defeat at Chelsea a week earlier is still looming large.
With Eric Bailly now sidelined for two months with a knee ligament injury, Chris Smalling struggling for full fitness, and Daley Blind just struggling full stop, United are already turning their eyes to bring in reinforcements in January.
One name now being linked with a move to Old Trafford is Real Madrid’s Pepe.
The Sun have it that Juventus and United are vying with each other for the Portugal international’s signature, even though he’s already 33-years-old.
Mourinho has worked with him at Real, but back then, he struggled to contain the player’s volatile nature, even reportedly bringing a girl to training once to try and defuse his violent tackles.