Meanwhile centre-back Eric Bailly shone in the Carabao Cup against Luton Town, picking up an 8.1 rating, per SofaScore, keeping a clean sheet, making three clearances and blocking three shots, as well as making two tackles, two interceptions, and he even made a goal line clearance.
Since this game, some supporters have been discussing whether he should start in the Premier League, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s latest comments have added more fuel to this possibly happening as he said, via utdreport, “Eric [Bailly] is fit again, a big, big plus and looking forward to seeing him develop and play more games. We’ve been waiting for him to be fit and play more regularly.”
This has got many supporters excited, with some suggesting he might replace Lindelof this weekend, however they are slightly worried because even though Bailly has featured 86 times, he has missed 62 games since signing due to various injuries, per Transfermarkt. He showed his quality against Luton, and if he is fit it looks like Solskjaer would give him the game time he would want.
Here is what fans said following the news:
Solskjær: "Eric [Bailly] is fit again, a big, big plus and looking forward to seeing him develop and play more games. We’ve been waiting him to be fit and play more regularly." #mulive
— utdreport (@utdreport) September 25, 2020
Hopefully he stays fit. Sign a CB incase he doesn’t
— Madmoiselle Greenwood (@quinn_utd) September 25, 2020
sign a CB regardless and sell Lindelof
— ᴠɪᴀɴ (@mufcvian) September 25, 2020
It’s not about him being fit, it’s about actually how long he stays fit and you feel this season is a BIG one – in terms of whether he should be sold or not next summer
— ️️ – A Chance in Life Equals Hope (@D0ntGetItTwiStd) September 25, 2020
Like a new signing bla bla bla bla give him few games and unfortunately he will be injured again and it’s back to lindeloff
— MUFC_UTFR99 (@utfr99) September 25, 2020
I think it’s over for lindelof, the dude will be used as a squad player now
— will (@willunited1) September 25, 2020
He might start
— Anas Ahmed (@anas_488) September 25, 2020
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