Manchester United got the result they wanted yesterday, with centre back Eric Bailly impressing once again.
Bailly was at the heart of all that was good for his side, performing 2 tackles and 6 interceptions, along with 7 clearances and one blocked shot. This earned him a final WhoScored performance rating of 8.13.
The Ivorian’s mobility and awareness made him the perfect match for Liverpool’s agile forwards, and neither Coutinho, Mane nor Firmino was able to get much out of the former Villareal man.
At this early stage of the season, the 22-year-old is overshadowing all of his big money teammates. He, along with Ander Herrera, are emerging as the true untouchables of Jose’s new look Manchester United team. Paul Pogba, Henrik Mkhitaryan and the rest of this summer’s expensive recruits are going to have to work a lot harder to pay back their not inconsiderable transfer fees.