- Eric Bailly slams former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
- The 25-year-old claims his former handler has little knowledge of relating with players
- Mourinho was sacked by the Red Devils in December 2018 after losing touch with his dressing room
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has thrown a jibe at his boss Jose Mourinho after saying it is easier working with former players.
The Ivorian star joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2016 while the Portuguese-born tactician was in charge of the club.
They worked together to win the Europa League and the EFL Cup at the end of the 2016-17 European season.
However, Mourinho lost control of his own dressing room thereby forcing him to be sacked in December 2018 - with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacing him at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, having worked with Norwegian-born tactician the 25-year-old center-back feels more comfortable under the present management than the previous one.
Bailly told ESPN: “It’s important being able to work with someone who is a former player.
“Someone who understands the players’ situations, understands all the things that can happen from time to time.
“Because football is not just played on the pitch, it’s also about all the things that go on around the game, the things that people don’t see.
“And he is someone that gets that and it helps the team a lot. Besides being a coach, he’s just a normal person.
“I would say like an uncle, and having someone like that in the club gives the players more strength.
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Bailly has scored just one Premier League goal in 52 appearances since his move in 2016 - keeping 21 clean sheets.
He has featured for the Red Devils twice this campaign and both matches ended in draws for Solskjaer's men.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Eberechi Eze has been continued to be linked with a move to Tottenham and the Premier League side have renewed interest in the Queens Park Rangers star, cited on The Sun.
The 21-year-old Nigerian-born England star was in dazzling form in their 3-1 win at Preston last Saturday.
Sheffield United and Crystal Palace are also the two other English top-flight clubs on the tail of the attacking midfielder but it is understood QPR want to trade him for a fee of around £20million.
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