The Ivorian has started four straight games for the first time since 2017, with his impressive displays alongside Harry Maguire having caught the eye

As the final whistle went at Old Trafford on Friday, Eric Bailly was mobbed by his Manchester United team-mates.

In what was a moment of unity that has come to underpin the Red Devils’ recent revival, the United players were keen to show their admiration for Bailly’s crucial block to deny Aston Villa’s Keinan Davis a 96th-minute equaliser as they moved level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.

But as Bailly slumped to his knees in celebration, it was also clear that the former Villarreal man was keen to bask in a moment of personal satisfaction after a run of terrible luck during his time at United.

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