If Manchester United wanted a solid, reliable centre-back when they signed Eric Bailly in the summer of 2016, they haven’t really gotten one.
Injuries and inconsistent performances have prevented Bailly from becoming a mainstay at the heart of the defence at Old Trafford.
His appearance against Arsenal on Wednesday was his first for the Red Devils in two months and just his sixth in the Premier League this season.
The 24-year-old is already a favourite among the fans, though.
That’s largely in part due to his hilarious character, which he displays on and off the pitch.
Indeed, Paul Pogba considers him to be the funniest player at Man United.
“I think it’s Bailly. He doesn’t even want to be funny but he’s just funny,” Pogba told Copa90 last year, per Goal.
MAN UNITED FAN’S TRIBUTE TO ERIC BAILLY
There are too many comical acts to recall but thankfully, a Man United fan has compiled Bailly’s best into one video.
It includes his brilliant reaction after completely missing the ball against Stoke, his celebration with the EFL Cup trophy and, of course, the moment he started a fight with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
— José (@MourinhoMindset) December 6, 2018
If there’s a more entertaining footballer, we’re yet to come across him.
The Ivory Coast international must be good for squad morale.
And there’s no doubt that Man United, currently eighth in the Premier League table, need someone to keep the mood cheery.