Manchester United may have had their best ever beginning to a Premier League season, this year, with Jose Mourinho’s men recording seven wins from their opening 10 matches, however as per the details, one player is having a significantly greater effect on the Red Devils’ win proportion than any other individual.
ManU has just dropped points in three matches up until this point, drawing without end at Stoke City and Liverpool before losing to Huddersfield.
Also, in the matches at Anfield and the John Smith’s Stadium, Eric Bailly was unable to play due to injuries.
Alright, clearly it wasn’t just Bailly’s absence that caused Manchester United to drop points, but it’s noticeable how big of an impact the Ivorian has had since he arrived at Old Trafford in 2016.
A £30 million enlist from Villarreal, Bailly was a vital part in United’s League Cup and Europa League victories, last season and the 23-year-old is enjoying an uncommon start to the current season, with United conceding just two goals in the seven League matches Bailly has played in, winning six and drawing one.
Truth be told, in all the group recreations Bailly has begun for United since his arrival at Manchester, Jose Mourinho’s group have a win ratio of 61.3%.
Without Bailly in the starting 11, Mourinho’s men just effectively pick up three points only 35.3% of the time, highlighting how much of a difference Eric Bailly’s making in the back, where he has struck up a partnership with revived Phil Jones.
Joined fans are hoping the £30 million man can remain fit for whatever is left of the season as they hope to close the gap between them and rival Manchester City in the Premier League title race.