We covered reports on Monday morning suggesting that Eric Bailly could quit Manchester United with both Arsenal and Tottenham ready to move if he leaves in January.
As noted by John Cross for The Mirror, it was claimed that after dropping out of Jose Mourinho’s side in the last three games, only featuring late on as a substitute in the previous two games, the centre-half could seek an exit in January with United’s Premier League rivals potentially set to swoop.
Despite having his struggles at Old Trafford since joining the club from Villarreal in 2016 as Mourinho’s first signing as United manager, the 24-year-old is continuing to learn the trade of defending and gaining valuable experience in the process.
Bailly has made 60 appearances for the club in two and a bit seasons and many fans believe he is our best centre-half, though Mourinho has overlooked the Ivory Coast international in recent weeks with Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof jumping up the pecking order.
Time will tell if he truly wants to leave Old Trafford, but there’s a number of fans not buying recent reports.
They have come again with their fake news
— Dr accolades (@Future_uzo) September 17, 2018
— Wayne (@MwitiMagambo) September 17, 2018
How come every time a united player doesn’t start for a few games they come up with this nonsense.
— Paul Rees (@reeso32) September 16, 2018
This is from John Cross. The same bloke that said that Mesut Özil had told teammates that he was coming to United last January. 😂
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) September 16, 2018
So the Papers couldn't find anything to write about Martial, Pogba, Rashford or José that could sell the Monday papers they had to jump on the "Eric Bailly wants to leave United" Campaign
Thanks for the News flush but he's happy here, he'll get back into the team eventually
— POINT BREAK (@MemphisPKaganda) September 17, 2018
Editor : ‘we need a United story to sell’
Random name generator : ‘it’s Eric Bailly’
Random Story generator : ‘not happy wants to leave’
— Jul (@gobaith) September 17, 2018
Eric Bailly wants to leave now? 😂
No, he wants to sort his life out & revive his career!
He’s a Manchester United Player & needs to prove he is.#MUFC
— LordScott (@LindquistLord) September 17, 2018
Eric Bailly now on the list of players set to the leave United.
If the media were right about who wants to leave, we'd have no team by now.
— Alexis (@AlexisSancxez) September 17, 2018