Frustrated Man Utd defender emerges as target for Spurs and Arsenal

Date published: Thursday 11th October 2018 9:26

North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are set to do battle for a Manchester United outcast, according to a report.

Defender Eric Bailly played throughout pre-season and started the campaign alongside Victor Lindelof, but a disastrous performance against Brighton subsequently saw him dropped.

Metro reported that the defender ‘has felt marganilsed by Mourinho ever since and believes he’s had to shoulder the blame for United’s poor start to the season’.

Now, the Daily Star claims that the Ivory Coast international is not happy with life at Old Trafford and could be tempted to leave the club in January.

Mauricio Pochettino is a known admirer of Bailly – the report claims – while Unai Emery knows him from his time spent managing Sevilla in LaLiga.

The Star does however state that Mourinho could be reluctant to sell the 24-year-old despite the fact he has started just five games so far this season.

That decision may be taken out of hands, however, if Mourinho decides to go back into the market for another centre-half in the new year – having failed to land Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire and Jerome Boateng this summer.


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