“From what I understand” – Romano claims Ten Hag wants “dreadful” £91k p/w ace out of Man United 

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Erik ten Hag and Manchester United are looking to offload a number of players after being eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday night.

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Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, will be pushing for the club to offload Eric Bailly during the upcoming summer transfer window.

What has become of Eric Bailly?

On Thursday night, Sevilla humiliated the Red Devils 3-0, ending their hopes of competing in the Europa League and knocking them out of Europe.

With their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium this weekend, Ten Hag and his team still have a chance to add to their Carabao Cup.

The Red Devils are in a strong position to guarantee themselves a spot in the Champions League for the upcoming season after a season of growth at Old Trafford.

However, it appears that Manchester may also be planning a clearout, as Ten Hag is trying to offload a number of players who are currently on loan.

One of them is Bailly, who has spent the 2022–23 season on loan at Marseille, although the Ivorian has not had an easy year.

Due to injuries and a suspension, the 29-year-old has only made four starts in Ligue 1 this year, according to Transfermarkt.

In addition, Fabrizio Romano asserted on his Here We Go podcast that the £91k per week starlet is a player who will not be needed at Old Trafford come the upcoming season:

(11:35) Therefore, Bailly will return to Manchester United, and from what I understand, he will be for sale. Therefore, unless anything new occurs, he won’t be a part of the Manchester United project next season, so the plan is to sell Bailly.

In the summer, should United sell Bailly?

The Ivorian’s defence at Old Trafford has previously been criticised as “dreadful” by journalist Josh Bunting.

The 29-year-old is obviously not on the manager’s radar as evidenced by the fact that he has only made four league starts during his most recent stint in France, which leaves much to be desired.

Perhaps a significant portion of his shortcomings at Marseille can be attributed to the appalling challenge for which he received a surprising seven-game suspension.

However, throughout his time on the pitch, he has produced some fairly amazing defensive results, as seen by the fact that, according to FBref, he ranks inside the top percentile for interceptions and the top second percentile for blocks created.

Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, though, are two recent signings that United brought to their squad.

But is Bailly truly the right person to give them more squad depth for the upcoming season, especially with their backup choices failing to offer much respite despite the duo’s injury problems?

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