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Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville was extremely critical of defender Eric Bailly for his performance against Brighton and Hove Albion today. Manchester United suffered their first defeat of the Premier League against the unheralded Brighton and Hove Albion. The Seagulls won the match 3-2 to record their second successive win over the Red Devils.
Neville said, “There’s five centre backs at the club. Is there a pair among them who you would trust to take you to a title? That’s the question Jose [Mourinho] needs to answer. Every single United defender… they’re rash, they make tackles they don’t have to.
It’s really poor from Bailly, it’s so poor. Jose will hate what he’s seeing. All of them [the defenders] dive in, every single one of them. He will be absolutely fuming. You have to hang in there when your’re not playing well. The mistakes at the back. There’s no need to tackle, you’ve got to keep your composure. He’s complaining, winging, moping around.”
Manchester United play their next Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur next Monday.