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Rio Ferdinand says Eric Bailly appears to be Harry Maguire’s best teammate at Manchester United, but cautioned that the Ivorian is coming with a “problem.”
While Maguire has proven his worth in UnitedOn defense, the doubt about his longtime colleague has remained.
In fact, Victor Lindelof has held that role for some time. However, Bailly is also in the ranks of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has struggled to show consistent fitness.
However, the 26 year old He has started the last four games with Maguire due to Lindlof’s back injury.
Talking about his FIVE Ferdinand, YouTube channel, admitted that he is fond of the duo. However, he cautioned that Bailly’s physical difficulties are his inherent problem.
“One great thing that has gone unnoticed is Eric Bailly. It has added a bit of pace and stamina to the last four, ”said the expert.
“My only problem with Eric Bailly has always been his physical condition, he can never stay in shape. He is always injured or a match from injury, and that is a problem.
“You don’t get that consistency of performance and you don’t get to know it.”
Bailly has only made 93 appearances since moving to United in 2016 due to injury.
In fact, he underwent knee surgery in July of last year, which ruled him out for much of last season. Other than that, he has suffered from ankle problems and annoying muscle problems.
Ferdinand backs Bailly for Manchester United
However, Fernando He said his quality as a defender still makes him an ideal partner for Maguire.
“I think Maguire needs rhythm with him, he has other attributes but rhythm is not one of them,” he said. “In the modern game, having two centers that are not fast like the electric one, you have a problem.
“Bailly has good attributes, he is fast and aggressive. If he can eliminate the silly mistakes he made earlier and walk away from injuries and get in good health, I think Manchester United is right. “
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