Six impressive Eric Bailly stats after another stand-out Man Utd display

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While Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire come in for criticism for their performances in Manchester United‘s shaky start to the Premier League campaign, Eric Bailly continued his eye-catching form with another fine display in the Red Devils’ 3-0 win at Brighton in the League Cup. 

Fresh from a spectacular backwards diving header in a cameo off the bench at the weekend, Bailly made his second consecutive start in the League Cup and once again shone in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backline.

We’ve rounded up six impressive stats that confirm we all dream of a team of Eric Baillys.

– For a second consecutive start, Bailly completed 100% of his attempted tackles.

– For a second consecutive start, Manchester United kept a clean sheet with Bailly in the team.

– Fred was the only player on the pitch to complete more than Bailly’s two interceptions.

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– Likewise, no player on the pitch made more clearances than Bailly’s three.

– Alongside Diogo Dalot and Brighton’s Ben White, Bailly was one of only three players to block a shot.

– Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek and Paul Pogba (who played just 22 minutes) were the only Manchester United players to record a better passing accuracy than Bailly’s 90.7%.


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