Manchester United’s defence has been far from ideal to start the season, with Jose Mourinho’s men conceding in four of five games so far.
One man who hasn’t started 2018/19 well is Eric Bailly. The Ivory Coast international could now be ready to quit out on Old Trafford, if a report from the Daily Mirror is to be believed.
After being demoted to the substitutes bench, the former Villareal man could be eyeing a move away from Manchester, with both Arsenal and Spurs keen on bringing in the 24-year-old should he become available.
Bailly was outstanding in his debut season. He defended aggressively, won tackles, played on the front-foot and became a real leader for the defence. However, he regressed massively last year and that has to be a concern.
He started this campaign nervously and has looked a shell of himself. You cannot forget about his talent, though. On paper, he’s by far and away our best centre-back. I’m tipping him to get back to that in the not too distant future.
I just don’t see United parting with him, particularly to a Premier League rival. He needs to just get his head down and keep working. No doubt he’ll be back in the starting line-up soon…