‘He is a disaster’, ‘dreadful’ – Man United fans rip into star’s performance vs Brighton

‘He is a disaster’, ‘dreadful’ – Man United fans rip into star’s performance vs Brighton

By Dave Marshall

Manchester United suffered the first defeat of the new season with a 3-2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion at the AMEX stadium on Sunday evening, a game that put more spotlight on the manager and players alike.

United were extremely awful, played without grit, fight and commitment. Many of our players were very poor but fans reserved the most scathing criticism for Ivorian centreback, Eric Bailly, who looked awful in the game.

He was reckless, mistimed his tackles, didn’t hold the offside line well and was below par alongside Victor Lindelof, who was also atrocious in central defence. Here are some of the best tweets by United fans about his display.

Bailly, who many United fans say is the best defender at the club lacked positional awareness on many occasions in the game. He was dragged out for the first goal while he couldn’t recover sufficiently for the second.

Brighton’s third came as a result of another error by the former Villareal centreback, who launched and mistimed his tackle that ensured Brighton reopen their two-goal advantage. Bailly, alongside his other colleagues at the back offered nothing to show that they deserved to play for United.

It offered yet another proof that Jose Mourinho was right to prioritize the signing of a central defender this summer, though moves for Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire failed to materialize. With just two matches into the season, this campaign is starting to look more like last season where we ultimately failed to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Bailly is a centreback that was the very first signing of the Jose Mourinho era back in 2016, but has struggled to play regularly due to a series of injuries.

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