Manchester United’s future is looking far brighter with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the wheel, that much is obvious.
The Baby Faced Assassin is trying to take this club back to its roots – fast, free-flowing, attacking football. It’s benefitting some more than others, although Solskjaer is trying to keep everyone involved.
One player who probably hasn’t played as much as he’d have liked this term is Eric Bailly. The Ivorian is arguably United’s best centre-back on paper.
Now, he’s attracting interest from both Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain, The Sun claim. Although in the same report, they say that the 24-year-old has been given assurances about playing time at Old Trafford – with Solskjaer telling him that Bailly is in his plans with some huge games just on the horizon.
In my opinion, it’d be a huge mistake to let Bailly leave. He’s the perfect complimentary partner for an ever-improving Victor Lindelof. Bailly’s aggression and front-footed style is something that this team needs, while the Iceman brings a coolness and calmness to the table. He’s the Rio Ferdinand to Bailly’s Nemanja Vidic, if you will.
For Solskjaer, it’s about getting these lads playing together on a regular basis. If they can begin to learn how one another plays, this has the potential to be a solid back two for the next half-decade.