Man Utd legend says Bailly career is over under Mourinho

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 06/10/2018

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Eric Bailly career is over under Jose Mourinho, claiming the Ivory Coast international won’t find a ‘way back’ after his humiliating substitution against Newcastle.

The centre-back was hauled off after 18 minutes with Manchester United falling 2-0 down to the Premier League strugglers after goals from Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto, with Scott McTominay finishing the entire match of the Red Devils defence.


Juan Mata came on Bailly to inspire a comeback from the two goals down to 3-2 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford but ex-England international believes the writing is on the wall for the former Villareal defender if he sticks around at the club.

Ferdinand told BT Sport. "I feel sorry for Scott McTominay – he’s a central midfielder being forced to play centre-half.

"And this guy… I don’t see a way back for Bailly.

"Dragged off – the manager stated the last game he doesn’t have defenders who can play the ball out from the back and he’s been made the fall guy here.’

Paul Scholes agreed with his former United team-mate’s assessment, while lamenting the complete loss of confidence for the entire side.

Scholes said: "I agree, I feel sorry for everyone really. You don’t feel angry.

"Sometimes in teams you have one or two players who are out of confidence… the full team looks like that here.

"They’re scared, afraid. They’re not playing the positions well. They just seem all over the place.’

"A team that’s afraid to make mistakes is a worry. That’s a big concern there,’ Ferdinand added.