Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has praised his defenders for their improved performances after three consecutive wins in all competitions.
The Red Devils secured back-to-back Premier League wins against Burnley and Watford before beating Young Boys 3-0 in their Champions League group stage opener on Wednesday.
After losing two of their opening three games of the season, United have bounced back quickly and will now look forward to a clash with newly promoted Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday.
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Mourinho stressed the importance of signing a new centre-back in the summer, but the club failed to land any of its transfer targets in that position, which left the team having to make do with its current crop of defenders, including Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.
Despite their stuttering start to the new campaign, in recent weeks United have looked more solid at the back, which the Portuguese boss was happy to highlight during his press conference on Friday, as according to Sky Sports, he told reporters: “The team as a team is resolving the defensive problems better than before, I don’t want to say it was Eric Bailly or Phil Jones and now Smalling and Lindelof.
“I think the team is more compact, more solid. The spirit, the cooperation, the empathy and communication have all improved in the team. Good results bring confidence.