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Man Utd’s reported summer decision to listen to offers for Eric Bailly would be a huge mistake

Not all of Man Utd’s transfers have been very good over the last few years. Indeed, despite signing some top talent, much of which has done well at points, you can count the number of successful Man Utd transfers from the last few years on two hands.

One man that, certainly, has had a tough time is Ivorian defender Eric Bailly. Despite a good start to life in England, his form since that point has been up and down – and now it appears as though the Red Devils have had enough.

Indeed, according to the Mirror, Man Utd are ready to listen to offers for Bailly this summer, with the club apparently looking to bring in Toby Alderweireld at the end of the campaign. 

Now, whilst Bailly has underperformed throughout his time in Manchester, it’s hard to look at this deal as one that makes sense for Man Utd.

After all, on his day, Bailly is a tremendous player. He’s strong, he’s quick, he’s good on the ball, and he’s aggressive when seeking possession, which makes him a terrifying defender for attackers to come up against.

Sure, his day hasn’t come all that often, but that hasn’t always been his fault. Indeed, the Ivorian’s bad luck with injuries hasn’t helped, whilst his time in Manchester has been incredibly stop-start, with management sometimes refusing to give him regular minutes.

It’s always going to be hard to perform when you aren’t given a regular platform to do so. It took so long for Victor Lindelof to earn his stripes, yet he was given a run in the team – and he’s repaid the faith.

Bailly’s out of form, but Man Utd saw during his early days that he’s got a lot of talent, and if he’s given a run in the team with a view to getting back in form, he could repay the faith.

It’s too soon to cash-in on the Ivorian.

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Man Utd’s reported summer decision to listen to offers for Eric Bailly would be a huge mistake
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