It’s common knowledge that Manchester United were in the market for a centre-back over the summer, however, no deal happened and Jose Mourinho was left disappointed.
Rather unsurprisingly, that has led to some below-par performances from the centre-halves at Old Trafford, and now, as expected, some are being linked with moves away.
Now, according to ESPN, per The Metro, Eric Bailly is the latest to be struggling. The Ivorian is ‘fearing for his future’ at the Theatre of Dreams, while Serie A giants are preparing to test United’s resolve, with a big-money bid for the ex-Sevilla man.
I still stand by the fact that Bailly is United’s best centre-back. He’s aggressive, front-footed, quick and tough in the tackle. When he’s fit, I believe he’s up there amongst the best centre-halves in the country.
It’s just a shame that injuries have hampered him over the last eighteen months, now it looks as though he’s completely bereft of confidence – while Mourinho has seemingly lost trust in the centre-back.
Personally, I feel that Phil Jones should be first out the exit door, with Chris Smalling and the constantly injured Marcos Rojo closely following behind. Honestly, it’s bizarre that we’re still relying on these sub-par defenders. No wonder we’re struggling to keep clean sheets.