Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly said to be considering the sale of Eric Bailly this summer owing to the Ivorian’s unavailability during key phases of the campaign.
The Ivorian joined United from Villareal during the summer of 2016 and he has since suffered a couple of long-term injuries which have restricted him to just 56 appearances for the club.
As such, The Independent claims that Mourinho has grown frustrated with how rarely the centre-back is available and he could sanction his sale to accommodate the arrival of Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld.
Bailly returned to regular action with United following February but towards mid-April, the Ivorian was sidelined once more due to Mourinho’s urge to feature players with a chance of making the World Cup.
This , however, did not fare well with fans, who have lashed out at the Portuguese for picking Phil Jones for the FA Cup final which was ultimately decided by a defining error from the Englishman – which allowed Eden Hazard to score from the penalty spot.
Bailly is unquestionably regarded as the best central defender in the United ranks but it would come as a huge surprise if United are even pondering over his sale. Regardless of this, he needs to remain unscathed for an extended period of time, which has not been the case to date.