‘What a beast, absolutely phenomenal,’ Man United fans react to defender’s performance vs Liverpool

Eric Bailly Man United

Manchester United fans were delighted with the impact of Eric Bailly during Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League triumph over Liverpool. The 23-year-old made his first league start for United in over four months, but he showed no rustiness with a dominant performance in central defence.

The Red Devils have found themselves in tricky situations at the back against counter-attacking teams, but Bailly’s return to the line-up ensured the team restricted the Reds from scoring, barring the unfortunate own-goal which came off the Ivorian.

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United have now secured three Premier League victories on the trot, and they go into the Champions League tie versus Sevilla with plenty of confidence. Bailly appeared prone to a couple of mistakes during the dying stages of the game, but his availability is likely yo bring a sense of calmness at the heart of the backline.

There has been plenty of talk of United pursuing a new central defender during the summer, but much of it, could depend on the performances of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, though the latter, is in the treatment room.

Smalling has fared well since his poor showing against Newcastle United last month, but he does have his average moments every now and then, which trigger question marks over his long-term future at Old Trafford.




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  1. His ability in the box at free kicks did not stop the threat of Virgil van Dijk nor did Smalling or Valencia or Young or McTominay. United need a beast who can do that to players who can attack the ball from corners and free kicks. Talking of corners did anyone notice how many were illegal? The quarter circle is there for a reason and there were a number of takers who placed the ball outside the quarter. This is just another erosion of the rules of football not being pick up by linesmen or referees.

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