According to a report by French publication L’Equipe, Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco are interested in signing Ivorian centre-back Eric Bailly from Manchester United. The 28-year-old defender has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and is eager to move on this summer in search of regular game time. Eric Bailly moved to Manchester United from Villarreal in 2016, but except for his first season in England, he has largely been used off the bench. Recurring injury issues have not helped his case either, with the likes of Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane, all above the Ivory Coast international in the pecking order.
Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has insisted that his former club are beginning to get good competition for places in the team, including the defensive department and that it is good for the team as a whole. The former defender said it is a great idea for two or more players to be fighting for every spot in the team as it helps the squad depth and improves players’ abilities as well.