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Eric Bailly 2018-19 Performances

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5.1 Average rating
15 Appearances
4 Clean sheets
1 Yellow card
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  1. Feb 4, 2019

    Doracle New Member

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    Not great today. Lost his man a couple of times on corners and at least one could have been costly. Still, we got away with resting Jones with a tough month ahead. Ole has done a good job of keeping him fit so far.
  2. Feb 4, 2019

    RedCurry Full Member

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    You could be right. There are so many comments about that one bad backpass at the start as if no defender ever gave away a cheap corner.

    But comments about him needing to get better from corners are fair I think.
  3. Feb 4, 2019

    OleGunnar20 New Member

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    It's only his aerial ability which poses real concerns for me.

    He's obviously a guy who loves to defend, happy to put his body on the line whenever needed, strong in the tackle, lightning quick. Overall there's a lot of raw talent there.

    I think I've heard it mentioned that he actually hasn't played much professional football for a guy his age, he certainly plays like that's the case. I think if treated like a 21/22 year old centre half who still has a lot to learn in order to make the most of that raw ability I think he can become a fantastic player for us.

    Patience patience patience. We all know what happened with our resident Swede (I was among those who wrote him off as a lost cause, I'm ashamed to admit!).

    Having said that I'd love to see a De-Ligt / Skriniar / Koulibaly type brought in to replace Jones & Rojo, with Tuanzebe brought into rotation alongside the new signing / Lindelof / Bailly / Smalling.
  4. Feb 4, 2019

    Bola Full Member

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    Nothing stood out defensively, apart from a good clearance or two, but that is perhaps a good sign of a competence defence

    Some nice stuff on the ball again and there is a big difference in technique between his main competitor Smalling. I thought it would be a Lindelof-Smalling partnership, but Bailley has done well following his injury-suspension return.

    Keep it up please and stay injury free
  5. Feb 4, 2019

    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    I think is is pretty decent. Prone to being rash though. He sort of dives in and loses his head like he was sent off recently. If he can improve his decision process he would be really good. I think Lindelof is very good too. Not as bad as they are made out to be.

    The thing about mistakes, every defender can make them. Van Dijk lost his man for Leicsters goal on tuesday against Liverpool and he is regarded as the best in the PL.
  6. Feb 6, 2019

    rotherham_red Full Member

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    My gosh, some harsh comments here. Thought he's been absolutely fine since he came back in under Ole. I sincerely hope Jones isn't starting against PSG. Him against MBappe is going to be horrid viewing.
  7. Feb 6, 2019

    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    There does seem to be a marked improvement with Bailly with regards to his mentality and personality,as is the case with pretty much the entire squad since Jose's departure.
    He seems alot more alert and focused and,dare I say,mature.
    Still enough time for Bailly to become one of the top 5 CB's in the league.
  8. Feb 6, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    That's what playing scared does to you. The whole team was terrified of making mistakes and didn't dare take risks. Like Rio once said, at Manchester United it's not enough to just play it safe. Our defenders have to step up whenever they can, block passing options, and bring the ball out themselves. Bailly is showing glimpses of doing that and Lindelof is pretty much there.
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    Feb 9, 2019

    Fracture90 Full Member

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    Always happy seeing Bailly, think he will start vs. PSG, alongside Lindelof.
  10. Feb 9, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    I liked the way Phelan was geeing him up like a corner man in boxing. :D
  11. Feb 9, 2019

    FootyGirl88

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    I loved that :lol:
  12. Feb 9, 2019

    Bwuk Full Member

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    I think it’ll be Jones and Lindelof.

    Would of liked to of seen him come on earlier in midfield for Matic or Herrera when the game was won.
  13. Feb 10, 2019

    Fracture90 Full Member

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    I thought it would be him and Lindelof to battle Cavani's pace and strength, since he's not that dominant in the air, but since Cavani got injured last night, likely they'll start Choupo-Moting at #9 so it will probably be Lindelof + one of Smalling/Jones.
  14. Feb 10, 2019

    haram Full Member

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    Think Mbappe will just move central, di Maria and Draxler wide.
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    Fracture90 Full Member

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    Yeah that's an option as well.
  16. Feb 10, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    I'm not sure. If it was to be Jones i think he would have come off when Bailly came on, and it would have been done sooner. Choupo Moting isnt much of a threat now Cavani is injured, its the pace of Mbappe, and Bailly will be key to that.

    I dont play the lineup predictor game for a reason mind you.
  17. Feb 10, 2019

    Santoryo ripping the reward

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    I think you've got a point here, Ole probably sees Bailly as the guy to deal with Mbappe pace and we'll certainly need someone in our defence to have the pace to deal with Mbappe's.
  18. Feb 10, 2019

    A-man Full Member

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    Haven’t thought about that but you might be right. But normally they play Mbappe to the right and Bailly never plays that side.
  19. Feb 10, 2019

    Number32 New Member

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    Ole should take the risk to play him as right back now. His natural position was at the wing before the scouts saw him as CB after stopping CR7 in La liga.
    We conceeded so many goals from the right because Young and Dalot are really poor defender, Darmian should step up but his future is back to Italy.
  20. Feb 11, 2019

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    With Cavani injured it'll most likely be Draxler / Mbappe / Di Maria I'd expect.
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    Feb 12, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    Played fairly well all things considered. Mbappe's goal was pretty much impossible to defend once Di Maria played the ball in.
  22. Feb 12, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Didn't do anything wrong or anything rash, like with Lindelof the CB's were not the issue tonight.
  23. Feb 12, 2019

    FootyGirl88

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    Happy for him he had a good game
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    2mufc0 Full Member

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    Should have done better for the second goal.
  25. Feb 12, 2019

    FromTheBench Full Member

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    He simply isn't good enough for a top team.

    Got to do better for the 2nd goal.

    Also got caught flat footed by a Alves cross to leave mbappe for a free header previously. His positioning and tracking is so god damn awful at times.
  26. Feb 12, 2019

    MetoTTT New Member

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    A good game by Bailly. Glad for him.
  27. Feb 12, 2019

    FromTheBench Full Member

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    What?

    He staggered his run for no reason when Mbappe had put on his afterburners.

    Bailly I'd quick himself and had a starting advantage over Mbappe who was the only runner the 2 CBS had to track. He should have easily spotten the danger and cut off the cross. He couldn't even get a toe in at the end.
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    izec Full Member

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    People saying he couldnt do anything for the goal :lol: Jeez, look at Thiago Silva and how to defend properly. That was a masterclass. Sniffed out any danger. Once Bailly reacted, yeah it was too late, but he was ball watching and then tried to get to the ball when it was too late.
  29. Feb 12, 2019

    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Was good tonight, anyone who thinks he's at fault for the second goal needs to watch more football matches. It was a sumptuous delivery and out of his reach.

    RB at fault for allowing Di Maria to put that ball in
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    Kostov Full Member

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    He was one of our better players tonight. That second goal was more on Young and Lindelof for me. Young should have prevented that cross and while Lindelof wasn’t able to keep up with the pace and come across and cover Bailly.
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    izec Full Member

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    Yep, it was bad defending. Thiago Silva would have easily got to that ball, Bailly makes it look impossible the way he 'defends' and positions himself. But then again, no surprise, he is a reactionary defender, who defends with last ditch tackles.
  32. Feb 12, 2019

    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    Silva didn't have to defend a single dangerous cross where an attacker was in a position to score.

    Every ball him and Kimpembe cleared was from a hit and hope.
  33. Feb 12, 2019

    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Stable defensively, dimaria put a peach off a ball out of his reach.
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    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    To think he was chosen ahead of Smalling and Jones. A disaster waiting to happen.
  35. Feb 12, 2019

    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Mbappe's quick, but had Bailly not slowed down he'd have intercepted the cross.
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    A-man Full Member

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    Biggest difference between Bailly and Silva tonight is that one played against Mbappe and one against Rashford.
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    Why did he slow down before the second goal, know it sounds harsh but he can't let that cross by his near post and he would have got there had he not slowed down.
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    You need to watch it again. Mbappe getting it meant Bailly could have got it.
  39. Feb 12, 2019

    Kostov Full Member

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    Yeah, and Di Maria putting in inch perfect cross is practically the same as Mata hoofing crosses and Lingard not being able to convert a proper forward pass.
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    He stopped running, for whatever reason he pauses for a split second in the sequence and that was enough to put the ball out of his reach. He would cut that out if he didn’t pause.
    @tomaldinho1 maybe you should watch that one again.