Defence wasn't up to scratch but to be fair there were some decent excuses - Lescott saga, Jags injury and then recovery, Distin and Johnny settling in, Fellaini finding his feet in CM then getting injured, Neville injury, unsettled defence due to cup-tied players in Europe. Who knows what we would have done without Baines!
Yes I know all teams get this stuff but what I mean is - its not so much the players ability/training, more circumstance.
I wouldn't mind a one in/one out in defence, especially if younger but we've got to prioritise RW if there is anyone who is appropriate/gettable. Maybe there isn't?