United fans react to Eric Bailly reportedly challenging Solskjaer

The pressure is ramping up on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. His job as never looked less secure.

We are at the stage now where multiple reports are emerging detailing the problems at Manchester United.

Players who have not been playing recently are understandably disgruntled and the Telegraph have published a report on United’s ‘dressing room unrest’.

They claim that Eric Bailly has not been impressed with the way Harry Maguire has been rushed back into the side after his injury.

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Maguire played against his former club Leicester on the back of one training session and was way below par as United lost 4-2.

Bailly apparently openly challenged Solskjaer after that defeat and asked the him ‘why he picked a centre-half who was not fit’.

The Ivorian was reportedly one of several players to cast doubt on Solskjaer’s decisions before the 3-2 win over Atalanta.

The Athletic also report some United players have questioned the man-management involved in handing Bailly a new contract in the summer, before overlooking him when Maguire was injured.

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Some United fans on Twitter feel that Bailly was within his rights to question the decision.

We wrote at the time that Solskjaer’s treatment of the Ivorian could make him consider a January exit.

We also said after the loss at Leicester that it is fair to question his man-management skills, especially regarding the players who often do not play.

Here is now the report went down on Twitter…

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.