Manchester United’s recruitment under Jose Mourinho has been questioned by Paul Ince, with a centre-half storm raging on the back of previous deals for Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.The Red Devils bolstered their defensive ranks in 2016 and 2017, with big-money transfers pushed through for international performers.Neither Bailly nor Lindelof have entirely convinced at Old Trafford, though, with the pair enduring a forgettable afternoon alongside one another during a 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Mourinho had been hoping to have more options at his disposal, having pursued the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire over the summer, but Ince feels he needs to shoulder more responsibility for additions that have already been made.The former United midfielder told Match of the Day 2: “He spoke about not getting the centre-halves. Has he got the players he wanted to get in?”He bought the two centre-halves and I don’t think he got them right.”[Chris] Smalling didn’t play [against Brighton], [Phil] Jones is injured. I’m not sure he’s got the right partnership.”While defensive frailties were highlighted against the Seagulls, United struggled as a collective to find fluency – with Paul Pogba questioning their attitude and preparation afterwards .Ince admits these are concerning times at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils failing to deliver on expectations.He added: “This is Manchester United. We expect better.”You’re not always going to play well as a team.”I’ve watched that game and I’m trying to work out what the tactics were.”I didn’t know how Manchester United were setting up, what their game plan was. I saw it with Brighton.”There was no cohesion, no pattern of play. What are they trying to do? What is their identity?”United will need to have answers to those questions by the time they welcome fellow top-four hopefuls Tottenham to Old Trafford next Monday .
Bhopal, Nov 8 (PTI) As part of Black Day protests to mark the first anniversary of demonetisation, the Madhya Pradesh Congress today staged a protest here and alleged that the exercise has completely failed in its objectives.Meanwhile, the ruling BJP also observed anti-black money day across the state by holding seminars on the benefits of demonetisation.Congress workers took out a candle march to protest against demonetisation. The protest was organised across all the district headquarters of the state.While addressing a protest organised at Roshanpura Square in Bhopal, former union minister Suresh Pachouri alleged that the note-ban has badly hit the common men, traders and farmers.”It was said that the demonetisation is being done to curb black money, fake currency and control terrorism and naxalism. We ask has the black money ceased to exist or has terror activities stopped in the Kashmir valley?” he asked.MP Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Arun Yadav alleged that note-ban is the biggest scam of the century.”Note-ban was the biggest scam of the century. The country has suffered immensely due to the discontinuation of high value currency notes. People are still facing the bad impact of this decision,” he alleged.Yadav said that all the claims made by the prime minister are the bunch of lies.”All the claims of prime minister were bunch of lies and turned out to be a jumla. There have been job cuts. The BJP-led government is busy making false promises and giving lectures. After demonetisation, more jawans have died in terrorist attacks and the country has witnessed more naxal attacks. On the other hand, the GDP growth has declined,” he alleged.advertisementOn the occasion, Congress workers also released black balloons and sported black badges.The BJP observed anti-black money day in the state and held torch rallies besides holding seminars about the benefits of demonetisation.”BJP organised torch processions and organised symposiums in 833 mandals across all the districts of state,” Bhopal Member of Parliament (MP) Alok Sanjar said.Sanjar said, “This step (demonetisation) has helped crack down on black money. The country has moved on to a much cleaner, transparent and honest financial system besides the helped in curbing the terrorism and naxalism.” PTI ADU MAS NP