Eric Bailly was flawless against Atalanta last night, with the fans loving every second of it…
Manchester United Football Club remain in control of their Champions League fate – although they left it late once again.
Cristiano Ronaldo will scoop all the headlines after his brace, while Bruno Fernandes also had a part to play.
Defensively, there was one standout player and it wasn’t who you’d typically expect; Eric Bailly.
The Ivorian made just his second start of the season against a top Atalanta side, and he absolutely bossed it throughout. Winning tackles, making clutch blocks and clearances, the centre-half was everywhere.
It was a display of real quality and class. If we’re being honest, he made Harry Maguire look pretty silly…
All this does is make me wonder where Bailly has been this season. He’s obviously been fit for at least a couple of months now, so why not see what he can do? Particularly when our defence has struggled to keep clean sheets this term.
I don’t doubt that in the wake of Raphael Varane’s injury and Victor Lindelof’s knock, we may well see Bailly involved against Manchester City this weekend. Obviously, this is a completely different type of task for the Ivory Coast international – here’s to hoping he can come through with flying colours.
As you’d imagine, United fans would heap the praise on the 27-year-old star who was simply outstanding vs Atalanta last night. Seriously, all credit to him for that.
Check out the fan reaction to a top drawer Eric Bailly display here:
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