Man United fans enjoyed Eric Bailly's defending when they were 3-0 up vs Club Brugge

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Manchester United sailed through to the last-16 of the Europa League with a resounding 5-0 second leg victory over Club Brugge.

Having drawn 1-1 in Belgium, United knew a positive result would see them progress to the next round.

And they secured their passage with goals from Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo, Scott McTominay and Fred (2).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recalled Eric Bailly into his line-up for the game.

The Ivorian defender recovered from a long-term injury in January and was making just his second appearance of the season.

But, despite the lack of game time, he put in a composed performance as United kept a clean sheet.

He's known for doing some unorthodox stuff while on the pitch and he was at it again on Thursday.

With United 3-0 up and cruising to victory against 10-man Brugge, Bailly thought he would have a bit of fun when shepherding the ball out for a goal-kick.

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Bailly produced a number of step-overs before pretending to smash the ball away when under pressure from an opponent.

Having been successful in winning a goal-kick, Bailly then smiled knowing full well that he had just taken the p*ss.

Watch it below:

Bailly really is one of a kind.

The 25-year-old is a favourite among United fans and they enjoyed his actions with 15 minutes remaining.

With Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof the Solskjaer's preferred centre-back partnership, Bailly has his work cut out trying to get back into his manager's plans.

However, it appears he has a big part to play in the Europa League should he stay fit.


And he expressed his desire to win the competition before Thursday's game.

“First of all, nothing is impossible at Manchester United," he told United Review, per Manchester Evening News.

"It would be brilliant if this time we were able to go all the way and I was part of the team in the final. That’s what I’m working towards.

“Manchester United is a club that is used to being in the Champions League year after year, but the Europa League is a competition that not every team gets to be in, so it’s something we’re working hard in.

“Two or three seasons ago we were fortunate enough to go all the way and win it."

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