Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has gotten into an altercation with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the training site. This is noteworthy in the wake of Manchester United’s humiliating defeat to Liverpool at home.
Manchester United was thrashed 5-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Old Trafford over the weekend. Many believe this will be Solskjaer’s final game in charge, with the Red Devils’ board of directors allegedly considering their alternatives.
The players have been perplexed by Solskjaer’s team selections in a few games this season. More than half of United’s locker room had already been gone to the 48-year-old. There are also rumours that Cristiano Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood are at odds.
The suspected altercation between the Norwegian and Eric Bailly has only added to the atmosphere at Old Trafford. During a training session, Bailly ‘openly confronted’ Solskjaer.
Bailly was left out of the starting XI in the 4-2 loss to Leicester City. Due to an injury, Solskjaer decided to play Harry Maguire, who had only attended one training session before the game. During the international break, Bailly had accumulated minutes with Ivory Coast and was undoubtedly the fitter alternative.
Maguire, on the other hand, got off to a slow start. As Leicester ran wild at the King Power Stadium, the Manchester United captain made an error-prone performance.
Bailly’s absence was unsurprising, given that he has been confined to a supporting role since Solskjaer’s arrival. Under the Norwegian, he has only made 41 appearances in nearly three years. After the acquisition of Raphael Varane this summer, Bailly has fallen further down the pecking order.