Despite conceding 54 goals in the Premier League last season, one man who could quite arguably hold his head up relatively high was Eric Bailly.
The Ivory Coast international seemed to thrive under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s leadership once the Norwegian had taken over at Old Trafford, but an injury sustained against Chelsea in April ruled him out for the rest of the campaign.
Now, French publication L’Equipe (via Sport Witness) have claimed that Ligue 1 side Lyon are “primarily” aiming for Bailly this summer, ahead of alternative targets Laurent Koscielny and Joachim Andersen.
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The report saw United fans take to Twitter to voice their opinion on the rumours and many were adamant that the 25-year-old should not be sold.
Some were left to wonder how the likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones could remain at the club whilst Bailly could be on the verge of leaving.
Indeed, reports in recent weeks had suggested United’s Premier League rivals Tottenham were closing in on a deal for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, and supporters of the Red Devils wondered whether Lyon would be open to a potential deal involving Bailly to bring the Frenchman to Old Trafford instead.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
— Jack. (@WazzaEra) 1 July 2019
Can we give them Bailly for ndombele
— Joan (@Joanissac007) 1 July 2019
They can carry on aiming. Bailly isn’t going anywhere.
— Jordan (@xXooJordanooXx) 1 July 2019
Good Give us Ndombele then @OL_English
— Blaze18 (@hornvogel) 1 July 2019
— LkClutch (@United81153856) 1 July 2019
Why not Jones and Smalling
— Blessmore Ndlovu (@guzo89) 1 July 2019