Manchester United outcast Eric Bailly makes Instagram plea to Ralf Rangnick to start ahead of Harry Maguire against Arsenal this weekend having been limited to just FOUR Premier League games this season
- Eric Bailly’s last appearance for Manchester United came in December 2020
- The defender has fallen further down the pecking order under Ralf Rangnick
- Bailly took to social media to plea ahead of the trip to Arsenal this weekend
Manchester United’s Eric Baily has made a plea to start a game amid his lack of game time this season.
The 28-year-old has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford, making just four appearances in the Premier League and seven in all competitions this term.
In Raphael Varane’s recent absence, Bailly has seen the likes of Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones start ahead of him, with his last appearance coming in the 3-1 win over Burnley on December 30.
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has made a plea to start ahead of the trip to Arsenal
And the defender took to social media to make a plea to start ahead of United’s visit to Arsenal on Saturday.
Under training photos posted by the club on Instagram, a fan commented, ‘start bailly x Varane’, and Bailly replied: ‘please’, followed by a laughing emoji and a pair of praying hands.
Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool saw Ralf Rangnick go with five defenders at the back and Bailly had to settle for a place on the bench, with Jones picked to start ahead of him.
The loss to Jurgen Klopp’s side prompted United supporters to get #MaguireOut trending on Twitter following another below par performance.
The 28-year-old has been limited to just four Premier League appearances this season
Manchester United fans got #MaguireOut trending on Twitter after a 4-0 loss against Liverpool
Although the entire team played poorly, Maguire was partially at fault for two of Liverpool’s four goals and came in for criticism after the match.
With Varane fit once again, Bailly – whose contract expires in two years – is unlikely to feature against Mikel Arteta’s side.
Bailly joined United from Villarreal in 2016 and has since made 113 appearances across all competitions, with one goal during that time.
Rangnick’s side currently sit sixth in the table, three points behind Tottenham and Arsenal in the race for a Champions League spot.