Manchester United Star Agrees To Leave After Liverpool Game
Manchester United’s defence stood strong against Liverpool to give Erik ten Hag his first three Premier League points on Monday night.
The new centre-back partnership of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez were aggressive from the get-go and dominated Liverpool forwards during both aerial and ground duels.
Martinez, in particular, was outstanding and got the Old Trafford crowd – who were protesting against the Glazers’ ownership of the iconic club – going with his intense approach.
The United faithful love an aggressive defender. Eric Bailly quickly established himself as a star at the Theatre of Dreams due to his combative nature of defending.
However, injury issues meant he never became a regular starter for the Red Devils, and is now set to move to France in search for regular game time.
The Ivorian, who wasn’t even on the bench during United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool, has agreed to join Marseille in a loan-to-buy deal.
The 28-year-old will spend a season on loan in Ligue 1. The Athletic report that Marseille have an obligation to buy Bailly if they qualify for the Champions League and if he’s involved in a certain number of games.
The French giants, who were looking for a centre-back following William Saliba’s return to Arsenal, will cover Bailly’s wages.