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Eric Bailly 2019-20 Performances

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  1. Aug 21, 2019

    haram New Member

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    We could still get some money for him. Perhaps it also has an impact on the accounting books if we just let him go for free rather than recoup something. He should have been sold before he even got injured but that's another matter.
  2. Aug 21, 2019

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    At his age there will be buyers. Makes sense to renew.
  3. Aug 21, 2019

    simonhch Horrible boss

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    It might well be flawed thinking, but it's not short sighted. Short sighted is cutting your losses. Looking at the bigger picture is recouping value for him.
  4. Aug 21, 2019

    Decomposing In Paris Full Member

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    I like him, and I think he's a good option in the squad when fit.

    Watching us play our current style with Smalling or Jones at CB might give me palpitations.
  5. Aug 21, 2019

    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Perhaps my concerns stem from our ability to sell quickly and get decent value back. We've had Darmian on the books for some time with buyers supposedly there. But he is still here, contract renewed, making up the numbers in the squad.
  6. Aug 21, 2019

    Shinjch Full Member

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    A waste of a squad place. I would cut ties as soon as possible.
  7. Aug 21, 2019

    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    You’d hope so. But we can’t sell Rojo or Darmian at the moment
  8. Aug 21, 2019

    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    Rojo has started 5 games in the 2 years since we stupidly gave him a new contract.

    Would be madness to renew Bailly, he's never going to make it here.

    We need to stop holding on the deadwood.
  9. Sep 26, 2019

    Sir Scott McToMinay New Member

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    What’s the deal with this fella? Is he alive?
    Any updates on why he can’t stay fit since 2017?
  10. Sep 26, 2019

    FootyGirl88

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    Should be back before Christmas.
  11. Sep 26, 2019

    Nevilles.Wear.Prada Full Member

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    Oh this guy. Forgot he existed
  12. Sep 26, 2019

    lsd Full Member

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    Mourinhos best buy
  13. Sep 26, 2019

    edcunited1878 Full Member

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    You can't help if someone gets injured and becomes injured/glassman thereafter on repeated occasions. Fergie had Phil Jones. Jose had Bailly. The biggest problem is the that fact United have both.
  14. Sep 26, 2019

    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    Which year?

    He has absolutely no future here.

    He would have been gone this summer if he didn’t have a big injury.
  15. Sep 26, 2019

    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Shame really because Bailly is actually quite good on the ball compared to our other options (Jones, Rojo, Smalling). But he's just a walking liability.
  16. Oct 13, 2019

    reddevilchennai New Member

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    I still have hopes on him. He had a very good first season.
    Hope he stays fit and get a run of games along with Maguire. They two will surely look better than Lindelof and Maguire.
  17. Oct 13, 2019

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    He's pretty much done at United, wouldn't be surprised if we sold him next summer.
  18. Oct 13, 2019

    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Is Darmian actually still hanging about?! Really truly amazing!
  19. Oct 13, 2019

    United58 Full Member

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    He left for Parma at the end of August
  20. Oct 13, 2019

    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    It's a weird one because he did look okay at the start of his tenure but somehow slowly morphed into a huge liability. His last game was gruesome iirc.

    Plus the obvious one, we don't need him because we already have 15 CB's.
  21. Oct 13, 2019

    TsuWave Full Member

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    he was playing well in his last game and got injured
  22. Oct 13, 2019

    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    I must have missed that. But it says it all about his contribution that it's actually no different at all!
  23. Oct 13, 2019

    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    I might be thinking of another game then. There was one where he lunged into a wild tackle.
  24. Oct 13, 2019

    OleGunnar20 Full Member

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    Always thought he was a potentially brilliant defender, who just needed a new brain and working body to reach his full potential.

    Shane that he has neither. Also laughably bad in the air.
  25. Oct 13, 2019

    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    Choosing which one I'd want on the pitch out of Bailly, Rojo and Jones would be a tough choice. They're all so deeply flawed. Fitness aside, Rojo doesn't seem to know how to not two-foot someone, Bailly is the worst header of the ball I've ever seen from a centre back despite having an incredble leap, and Jones can sometimes be fairly solid but is stupid and reckless more often than not.

    If he could stay fit, then Bailly just about shades it for me, but he's still not good enough. He can be impressive when the ball is in the ground, but he'd probably lose an aerial duel to Juan Mata. It's just too big of a weakness for a CB to have IMO.
  26. Oct 18, 2019

    jackal&hyde Full Member

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    He is good imo but the injuries have drained his confidence and can't get enough game time to get any composure and continuity. He is still young enough to have a chance of making the best of his potential but needs a miracle to do away with his recurring injuries. I'd keep him for another season after this and if he still can't keep fit then let him go. Jones should be the first center back out the door.
  27. Oct 18, 2019

    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    What's his status ?
  28. Oct 18, 2019

    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    Headless chicken who is injured.
  29. Oct 18, 2019

    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    Looking for love?
  30. Oct 18, 2019

    Aouer-United New Member

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    You forgot to mention that LVG had Rojo, now United still have them on books. :lol::lol:
  31. Nov 2, 2019

    AFC NimbleThumb Full Member

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    Praying this guy can come back in first season form is highly unlikely but honestly we miss some athleticism in the back line.

    For all the calm Maguire attempts to exude we need someone that’ll just clean house when near the ball.
  32. Nov 2, 2019

    Andersonson New Member

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    He's way worse than Lindelof. Should be sold alongside Rojo and Jones. Painfully average and horror positioning. And we lose enough headers as it is, and thats is major weakness
  33. Nov 2, 2019

    AFC NimbleThumb Full Member

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    I was being a tad nostalgic; just had flash backs of the missed headers.

    Still rate him higher than Lindelof mind, he generally has pace to recover his mistakes whereas Lindelof can merely spectate.

    Smalling truly is the best defender on our books [currently] * sigh *
  34. Nov 6, 2019

    peridigm Full Member

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    Back at the training ground according to his instagram.
  35. Nov 6, 2019

    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Thank you.
  36. Nov 6, 2019

    FootyGirl88

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    Good to hear, he's due back next month.
  37. Nov 6, 2019

    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    And out by New Year's eve
  38. Nov 6, 2019

    UNITED ACADEMY Full Member

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    His defending brain is the issue, positioning often got caught. However, he has attribute to compliment Maguire's weakness. I would like to see him playing next to Maguire.
  39. Nov 6, 2019

    Raw Full Member

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    Don't need him in all honesty. I'd rather give his minutes to Tuanzebe.

    That being said, he seems like a popular lad in the dressing room. If he's okay with a bit-part role then maybe he'd be useful, but like Jones he's constantly injured. So what's the point in having backup you can't rely on?
  40. Nov 6, 2019

    Red Freak New Member

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    He looked so promising and exciting in his first days and I have no idea what happened to him. But I think he still has a future if he can stay fit and that's a huge but.