European football is still playing in closed doors. Stadiums aren’t normal and the pandemic situation is still haunting the market of the game. The domestic campaigns are taking within the bio-bubbles.
The competitions in England are under strict monitoring from NHS and teams are under right observation. Manchester United centre-back Eric Baily is the latest player from Premier League tested positive for Covid-19.
The Red Devils twitter handle confirmed the case of Baily ahead of the Brighton clash on Sunday. The defender excluded from the squad and the manager came up with the explanation wishing the player a speedy recovery. (Sources)
United sealed the game after Mason Greenwood strikes in the last ten minutes. Brighton found the breakthrough in the first from a defensive mistake of the backline of Red devils. The header from Danny Welbeck in the 13th minute was on the account of Victor Lindelof.
The corner was clearly spotting Welbeck in the six-yard box and Lindelof didn’t get the touch correctly. Keeper Dean Henderson stopped the shot but Welbeck was in a position to win the rebound.
The early strike from Brighton affected the pace of the game in the first game for United. But they controlled the game in the midfield. The creative supply from the center-circle finds the net in the second half.
Bruno Fernandez anticipated in the 62nd minute through a dangerous run. The fine positioning of Marcus Rashford leveled the scoreline at Old Trafford. United dominated the game and the final brace from Mason Greenwood secured three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Defensive outfit of Manchester United:
There were talks among pandits regarding the up-gradation needed in the backline of Manchester United. The record signing of Harry Maguire is safe from discussions and Victor Lindelof is the focus now.
The summer transfer speculations already predicted a replacement for Lindelof. Also, Ole lacks enough backups for the position. Eric Baily is one of the right options for the spot. He got one more year in his contract with United.
Meanwhile, the summer window is expecting some business from United in the defensive department. Old Trafford had sanctioned a big figure for the summer. And, they are targeting the big fishes from the continent.
One of the major targets is Real Madrid‘s Raphael Varane. The World Cup winner is out of contract at Madrid in the summer of 2022. There are no signs of a contract extension as of now.
Eric Baily also expecting an exit next year. The 26-year-old Ivorian is failed to impress Solskjaer at Manchester and lived most of the time on the bench. But, he is a reliable option for the position and now he is out of the field ahead of the major clashes remaining this season.