15 times Man Utd’s Eric Bailly was the funniest player in the world

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While Eric Bailly has been plagued by injury problems at Manchester United, he’s still been able to provide plenty of entertainment. 

Despite making just 56 Premier League appearances across four years, Bailly* has become something of a cult hero at Old Trafford by delighting fans with his eccentric personality.

We’ve collected 15 of his funniest moments on and off the pitch since joining United in 2016.


It’s fair to say Bailly enjoyed United’s late winner against Hull in 2016.


He should probably stick to football.

Air shot

His fall makes this even funnier.

Long range

And this is what happens when he actually connects with the ball.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

It takes a brave man to start a fight with Ibrahimovic.

Jose Mourinho

Bailly and Ibrahimovic were like two misbehaving school kids during the Europa League final.

Community Shield

Never change Eric.

National anthem

Bailly wasn’t going to let the national anthem interrupt his warm-up.


We might actually try this in the summer.

Antonio Valencia

Just wait until the end.

Jamie Vardy

That’s one way to stop Vardy…

The gift that keeps giving

They say it’s the thought that counts…


An unorthodox yet effective piece of defending against Tottenham.


We don’t really know why he did this. But we’re glad he did.

READ: Forget Bruno, Bailly’s dive proved he’s still Man Utd’s most entertaining player


We’ll leave you with this…

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