Manchester United exhibited a very disappointing performance in their match against Brighton & Hove Albion which was played this Sunday at the Falmer Stadium, the home ground of Brighton. Despite having an impressive display in the first game against Leicester City, United failed to get points on Sunday against Brighton.
The whole team was to blame for the loss with the game being one to forget for the Red Devils and the fans were right to be absolutely furious with the team’s show. Yet, there was one player who got the greatest attention of the fans for all the negative reasons and facing the criticism, Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly.
That has actually been one embarrassing half of football. Eric Bailly doing his best to lose the trust of Mourinho with that first half showing.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) August 19, 2018
The way Bailly played against Brighton, he couldn’t have been worse. The centre-back made a lot of mistakes which certainly cost the team to lose points. Besides, nobody expected that, of all the players, Bailly could have such a bad game in him after impressing in all the previous games he has played for United.
The United faithful and the coach’s expectancy goes a lot higher when it comes to the Ivory Coast International because of the trust he has gained through his wonderful performances. But, it is hard to say what actually went wrong for him in the last match?
Was it due to Injuries? or Was it a blunder? Nobody knows what actually happened. The way Bailly performed in the last match against Brighton, it certainly is a thing to worry for the club and the fans.
HT: Brighton 3-1 #MUFC
Same problems as last season. Playing a failed winger as a fullback who’s being targeted. Bailly has lost his head this game. That third goal is painful to watch.
Not the manager’s fault. They better come out firing in the second half.. pic.twitter.com/9XTb2nZ8sF
— Reppin Utd ? (@ReppinUnited) August 19, 2018
The coach Jose Mourinho desperately wanted to sign a Defender in the summer transfer window with rumours of linking Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina joining United as well as United going all out for Boateng but the club couldn’t manage to do so. And with the window closed for the Premier League teams, this means that United have to challenge for the league with what all they have and Eric Bailly plays a key role in it.
Eric Bertrand Bailly is probably the best defender in the current Manchester United squad, as rated by the fans. Moreover, Jose Mourinho is well known for his defensive style of play meaning he may adapt to his favoured style for the team to get through glory.
But to play defensive, you need good defenders and no doubt Eric Bailly is a versatile defender but the coach may surely have been quite disappointed with his performance in the last game. Despite all that has happened in United’s last game against Brighton, Mourinho might still prefer him in the upcoming games, especially when United doesn’t have a replacement.
Criticising Bailly’s performance is fair enough, but if you’re a United fan and you’ve excessively slandered him today, please put an end to your life.
Today changes absolutely nothing – he’s still the best defender at the club and one of the best in the league. pic.twitter.com/vsytAHIfZU
— ً (@LeeGrantFC) August 19, 2018
Although Bailly played his worst game in a United shirt, he still has a lot to give to the team. He is the only defender in the United current squad who has impressed the fans by his thrilling performances especially after the departure of Vidic and Ferdinand and also probably the manager’s most defender.
On his day, Bailly can give any striker a run for his money and block him on all fronts, chiefly because of his remarkable aerial as well as ground capabilities. All the supporters will be hoping that the Ivory Coast defender gets back to his original form.
Most importantly, if Man United still want to challenge for titles, they would require Eric Bailly to get back to his best. All eyes would be on him in the upcoming game vs Tottenham Hotspur.
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