Loads of Man Utd fans urge Solskjaer to make key defensive change v Sheffield United

Plenty of Manchester United fans on social media want to see Eric Bailly return to the starting line-up against Sheffield United on Wednesday evening.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to select his most familiar centre-back pairing of Victor Lindelof and captain Harry Maguire as they resumed their Premier League campaign with a 1-1 draw away to Tottenham on Friday.

Bailly was introduced in the closing stages to sure up the defence, replacing Scott McTominay who was occupying the centre-back role to give the Reds a better platform to attack from.

The Ivorian will be frustrated he didn’t earn a start alongside Maguire in the first game back, particularly given his impressive performances after regaining fitness before the enforced coronavirus break.

The defender has not conceded a goal during the games he has featured in this year, and is arguably a more proficient defender than Victor Lindelof when he can stay fit.

Maguire was more culpable than Lindelof for Steven Bergwijn’s goal for Spurs in the first-half, however. The England international was dribbled past with ease and the Swede could not get across to block the shot that should have been dealt with by David De Gea.

But Lindelof, who has previously shown weakness in physical battles, would likely be the one sacrificed against an imposing Sheffield United side if a change is made.

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