Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has hit out at Eric Bailly after the Ivorian criticised Manchester United’s treatment of foreign players.
The defender, now on loan at Marseille, criticised the Red Devils while also taking a swipe at the club’s captain, Harry Maguire, saying the Premier League giants were ‘favouring’ English players in team selections.
The Ivory Coast international made just seven appearances for Manchester United in the 2021-22 season and was sent on loan to Marseille over the summer.
He barely made any on-field impact for the Red Devils under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick as both managers preferred Maguire, despite the England star’s mixed form at Old Trafford.
“The club should avoid favouring English players and give everyone a chance…” Bailly told journalists.
But Carragher, a former England centre back, said Bailly’s comments were ‘absolute nonsense’.
According to him, Bailly did not play because he was ‘injured consistently and poor’ when he was fit.
“Absolute nonsense, Eric Bailly has been injured consistently and poor when he has played.
“That’s why they keep buying players to replace him! Harry Maguire is a better player,” Carragher said.