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Manchester United Legend ‘Flattered’ At Being Compared To Eric Bailly

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Eric Bailly of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on July 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

After only a handful of games for his new club, defender Eric Bailly has quickly become a fan-favourite at Manchester United. Eyebrows were raised at José Mourinho’s decision to spend £30m on the Ivorian centre-back, but based on his early performances he will be well worth the significant investment. The 22-year-old has been earning praise from all sides, from the …

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Manchester United 4-1 Leicester City: Player Ratings On An Easy Afternoon For Mourinho

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 24, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester United looked to bounce back from two successive Premier League defeats this afternoon when they took on Premier League champions Leicester City at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney was left out of the starting lineup today, and it was Chris Smalling, Rooney’s replacement as captain for the day, who opened the scoring for the home side midway through the first …

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Manchester United Player Ratings Vs Watford

WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United reacts after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on September 18, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Following an embarrassing 3-1 defeat away to Watford on Sunday, Angus Cross rates each Manchester United player out of ten.   ______ David de Gea: 6 De Gea made a few decent saves, including a spectacular effort to deny a Troy Deeney header, but could have done far better by using his hands rather than his feet for Watford’s opening …

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Manchester United Planning To Replace Daley Blind With Atletico Madrid Hard Man

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Daley Blind of Manchester United is closed down by Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho wants to make some alterations to his defence. Despite spending £30 million on Eric Bailly, it seems Manchester United are not happy by the manner in which their defence has been exposed during the opening weeks of the season. Daley Blind in particular has been at the receiving end of a great deal of criticism following his performance against Manchester …

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Manchester United Set To Receive Injury Boost Ahead Of Crucial Watford Game

Manchester United have hit the skids somewhat with two straight defeats, but Jose Mourinho’s squad have travelled to Hertfordshire in greater numbers than perhaps expected. Though the scrutiny of the early days of the United-Mourinho era has centred on high-profile recruits Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Red Devils’ defence has also been a sticking point. Take Marcos Rojo’s performance …

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After Two Defeats In A Row, Is This The Starting XI Man United Should Play Against Watford?

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks dejected following his teams defeat in the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Feyenoord and Manchester United FC at Feijenoord Stadion on September 15, 2016 in Rotterdam, . (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

It’s safe to say that the last two matches haven’t exactly gone to plan for Manchester United. A poor showing in the 2-1 derby defeat to Pep Guardiola’s Man City on Saturday was followed by a somewhat listless display against Feyenoord in the Europa League the following Thursday, a game that they were also defeated in. Despite the results, Man United …

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Paul Scholes Questions Blind and Valencia’s Spots In Manchester United’s Starting XI

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Ex Manchester United player Paul Scholes working for BT Sport prior to The Emirates FA Cup Sixth Round match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on March 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Former Manchester United midfielder and BT Sport analyst Paul Scholes has questioned Manchester United midfielders-cum-defenders Daley Blind and Antonio Valencia following United’s 2-1 loss in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Saturday. Blind was caught out quite badly on Kevin de Bruyne’s opening goal during the defeat and Scholes thinks it’s only going to be a matter of time …

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Manchester Derby: What Line Up Proves To Be The Most Value For Money?

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The 172nd Manchester Derby awaits us this weekend in what is set to feature the most expensively ever assembled squads going up against each other at Old Trafford between the red half, Manchester United, and the blue, Manchester City. This gargantuan encounter between two bitter rivals has only been intensified by the two men at the helm of either club …

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Graphic Shows That Manchester Derby Is Set To Be The Most Expensive Ever

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Sky Sports’ graphic shows that the Manchester Derby between Manchester United and City is set to feature the most expensively assembled lineups ever. Both teams have spent incredulous amounts of money in the transfer market this summer, with the combined values of each team being absolutely astounding. Manchester United may have acquired only four players, but there all arrived for …

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Manchester United V Manchester City: Whose Starting XI Cost More?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is watched by Michael Carrick of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on March 20, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The first Manchester derby takes place this weekend as United welcome City to Old Trafford. Both sides come into this game with 100% records, three wins from three giving the respective new managers perfect starts to the season. For an added but of drama, José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew the rivalry that nearly drove both men to breaking point …

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José Mourinho Receives Huge Defensive Boost Ahead Of Manchester Derby

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has received some good news following a weekend of concern over defensive availabilities for the fast-approaching Manchester derby. On Friday United fans learned that Luke Shaw had been pulled from the England squad and was returning to Manchester with a potential leg injury. There was better news for new United defensive star Eric Bailly, as the …

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United Fans Panic As Key Defender Is Ruled Out For A Month

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Manchester United fans have not reacted happily to news that Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly could spend up to a month on the sidelines after the 22-year-old helped Côte d’Ivoire qualify for the 2017 African Cup Of Nations on Saturday. The Elephants played out 1-1 draw with Sierra Leone in Bouaké yesterday and the result means that the Ivory Coast will have an opportunity to defend their …

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Manchester United Legend Scholes Pinpoints The Biggest Difference Mourinho’s Made

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Manchester United great Paul Scholes has lavished praise on José Mourinho for his dealings in the transfer window. The 41-year-old believes that the critical difference between the turbulent David Moyes and Louis van Gaal regimes and Mourinho’s incarnation is that the Special One has only brought in players that are immediately suitable for the Premier League’s style of play. Speaking to …

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Mourinho Already Lining Up Manchester United’s January Transfer Targets [Report]

HULL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KC Stadium on January 11, 2014 in Hull, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The summer transfer window has only just closed but Manchester United are not sitting back on the plaudits they have received for their swift transfer action in recent months, with plans already in the pipeline for the January window. According to The Manchester Evening News, José Mourinho has his sights set on recruiting two further defenders early next year – Fabinho …

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Manchester United Set To Make Last Minute “Left Field” Move For £25 Million Defender [Report]

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Manchester United could become very active on the last day of the transfer window. Although most Manchester United fans were expecting to see a number of players to leave Old Trafford on transfer deadline day, Jose Mourinho could yet push through a last minute “left field” deal according to the Manchester Evening News. Despite securing the services of Eric Bailly early …

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History Shows That Eric Bailly Is Manchester United’s Best Defensive Signing In Two Decades

Manchester United’s signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba this summer has largely overshadowed the arrival of Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. While Mkhitaryan has only featured sparingly so far this season, Bailly has become an instant success at United. The 22-year-old was Mourinho’s first signing, arriving from Villarreal for £30 million, a seemingly astronomical price for a largely unheralded …

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