PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Eric Bailly – Ivorian looks for weekend pick-me-up in FA Cup

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Eric Bailly – Ivorian looks for weekend pick-me-up in FA Cup
Eric Bailly (L) of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League match

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Mar 16, 2018. 19:00

Eric Bailly and his Manchester United teammates will be looking for a weekend pick-me-up in the FA Cup following their dismal exit from Europe on Tuesday night.

United were surprisingly beaten 2-1 at home by Sevilla in midweek to suffer elimination from the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16.

Bailly played the full 90 minutes and appeared to have things well under control in defence when marking lone striker Luis Muriel.

However, the arrival of French attacker Wissam Ben Yedder with just under 20 minutes left of. regulation time changed the course of the match.

Ben Yedder was twice able to avoid the attention of Bailly and score in the 74th and 78th minutes to seal the tie for the Spanish club.

Bailly and United will therefore be looking for a markedly improved performance when they host Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Saturday night.

Kick-off at Old Trafford is set for 21h45 CAT.






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