Eric Bailly’s challenge on Liverpool’s Nat Phillips almost cost his team in the Premier League clash. United don’t have the same stability when the Ivorian plays. Photo: AFP Eric Bailly’s challenge on Liverpool’s Nat Phillips almost cost his team in the Premier League clash. United don’t have the same stability when the Ivorian plays. Photo: AFP
Eric Bailly’s challenge on Liverpool’s Nat Phillips almost cost his team in the Premier League clash. United don’t have the same stability when the Ivorian plays. Photo: AFP
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Andy Mitten

Manchester United’s porous defence misses skipper Maguire, with Bailly a nervy stopgap

  • United have now lost three out of their last four matches as their Premier League form falls away
  • Solskjaer desperate to restore Harry Maguire to his place at the heart of the United defence ahead of Gdansk date with Villarreal

Eric Bailly’s challenge on Liverpool’s Nat Phillips almost cost his team in the Premier League clash. United don’t have the same stability when the Ivorian plays. Photo: AFP Eric Bailly’s challenge on Liverpool’s Nat Phillips almost cost his team in the Premier League clash. United don’t have the same stability when the Ivorian plays. Photo: AFP
Eric Bailly’s challenge on Liverpool’s Nat Phillips almost cost his team in the Premier League clash. United don’t have the same stability when the Ivorian plays. Photo: AFP
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.