Eric Bailly and Amad’s international teammate Ibrahim Sangare has been pictured wearing a Manchester United kit.

Sangare was wearing the kit at a football tournament in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where both Bailly and Amad were present.

Sangare, who plays as a defensive midfielder for PSV Eindhoven, wore United’s black and white third kit.

The pictures were posted on Instagram by the tournament organisers.

Bailly and Amad were pictured and oddly, Bailly was seen wearing a France international kit.

Who is Ibrahim Sangare?

Sangare, 23, is a defensive midfielder who has been touted as a top prospect for a few seasons now.

He built a big reputation for himself in Ligue 1 with Toulouse. He was linked with a transfer to Southampton last summer by Sky Sports before opting to join PSV instead in a £8.2 million deal.

PSV v PEC Zwolle - Dutch Eredivisie
(Photo by Photo Pestige/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Sangare helped PSV finish second in the Eredivisie last season, playing in 29 league games.

 

During these matches he averaged 3.5 tackles per game, the second highest in the Eredivisie. He also averaged 2.1 interceptions per game, top 10 in the division.

Is he a player United are looking to sign? Not at present. He would be a good fit though, with defensive midfield an area which needs strengthening. Sangare is the right age, and has plenty of potential.

With Declan Rice way too expensive considering United’s other needs, making a move for a cheaper defensive midfielder would be preferable than not signing one at all.

There is no real explanation for why Sangare wore a United shirt other than the fact he simply wanted to. It’s a long shot that dream comes true for real, but you never know…

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