Eric Bailly.

Eric Bailly names the Man United player he is 'fortunate to play with'

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After a few years of bitter disappointment, Manchester United started off this season superbly.

Scoring goals at will and also in possession of a solid defence, it looked as if Jose Mourinho's men were the title favourites after a series of impressive displays in the opening few months of the season.

However, Man United have struggled to build on that early momentum, and their attack has struggled significantly in the past month.

After averaging over three goals a game in both August and September, Man United are only averaging one goal per game in October.

As a result, Man United's failure to score goals saw them suffer a shock 2-1 victory away to Huddersfield Town earlier on in the month.

Despite Man United's attacking woes, their defence has been extremely solid; and a reason for their defensive solidarity can be attributed to the qualities of Eric Bailly at the back.

And Bailly, who is building a reputation as one of the best defenders in the Premier League, has claimed he is fortunate to play with under fire striker, Romelu Lukaku.

After an electrifying start to the season, Lukaku has failed to score in five games, and has had attracted criticism from a selection of fans.

However, Bailly has defended the striker, whilst also reinforcing Mourinho's claims that the Belgian striker is 'untouchable'.

In reference to Lukaku, Bailly said: "He is an excellent player.


"I've played against him and now I am fortunate to play with him. Every player knows what kind of player he is and he's playing well and scoring goals.

"The most important thing is he carries on doing his job like a good centre forward."

Lukaku started the season off tremendously, but he has suffered a barren run of form in recent weeks.

But having proven himself as one of the most clinical strikers in the Premier League in recent years, it seems only a matter of time until he rediscovers his goal-scoring form.

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