After Manchester United edged out a solid 2-0 win away to Chelsea on Monday evening, one unlikely man, in particular, received a lot of praise for his defensive display at Stamford Bridge – with centre-back Eric Bailly taking due plaudits following his first Premier League appearance of the season.
Bailly, who recently returned to action for the Red Devils after undergoing knee surgery, having been out since last summer, put on a ‘masterclass‘ at the back as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men managed to shut out Chelsea – with two goals from the home side being ruled out through VAR. Strikes from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire sealed a crucial three points in United’s chase for a Champions League spot, and the Ivorian defender was definitely a huge part of that. According to SofaScore, only Maguire (8.5) garnered a higher rating than Bailly during the contest (7.3) – with the 25-year-old also winning 5/5 aerial duels.
As a result, many supporters have been praising him for his efforts on an eagerly anticipated return – voting Bailly as their Man of the Match. Find all of their votes for the Ivory Coast international down below.
Guys Bailly pulled a masterclass performance today.
He should be the man of the match
— __rashford__10__ (@__rashford__10) February 17, 2020
— Anthony Greenwood (@AGreenwood_) February 17, 2020
— AM 🔰 (@Goatial11) February 17, 2020
— jordan (@HardAsNails_) February 17, 2020
— MarkoUTD🇷🇸 (@MarkoPupovi) February 17, 2020
— Hugh (@369Hugh) February 17, 2020
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