Eric Bailly channels SPIDERMAN during Manchester United’s draw with Young Boys as fans lavish praise on defender’s ‘wild’ technique
- Manchester United fans compared Eric Bailly to Spiderman on Wednesday night
- The 27-year-old was handed a start by Ralf Rangnick against Young Boys
- Bailly impressed with unconventional defending to keep the Swiss side at bay
- The Ivorian twice executed a wild spinning move after making a block or tackle
- Supporters have heaped praise on the defender’s ‘dramatic but elegant’ style
Eric Bailly’s unconventional defending against Young Boys had Manchester United fans comparing the centre back to Spiderman as supporters lavished praise on his ‘wild’ technique.
Bailly, 27, has endured a frustrating season at Old Trafford, with former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reluctant to hand the Ivorian a chance in defence, favouring Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane.
New interim boss Ralf Rangnick handed Bailly a chance on Wednesday night as the German made wholesale changes for the club’s dead rubber Champions League match against their Swiss rivals.
Eric Bailly drew comparisons to Spiderman during Manchester United’s draw with Young Boys
The 27-year-old was handed a start by Ralf Rangnick after being frozen out under Solskjaer
And although United conceded just before the half time break, Bailly impressed with ‘wild’, if unconventional, defending to keep the visitors at bay at Old Trafford.
Bailly’s swift reaction to a developing fast break, in which he won back possession before executing an unexpected spin, won praise by fans on social media.
So too did his heroic block that denied the Swiss side a second goal, turning the ball over his own crossbar before again dropping to the turf to swing his legs around in a full 360-degree motion.
The two incidents left fans comparing the United defender to Spiderman, lavishing praise on his ‘dramatic yet elegant’ style.
Bailly twice executed an unconventional spinning move after making a block or tackle
Fans compared Bailly to Spiderman before lavishing praise on the star’s ‘wild’ technique
‘I absolutely love Eric Bailly. He makes everything look so dramatic yet elegant,’ @DillanMUFC posted.
@CastagneLCFC wrote: ‘@ericbailly confirmed as the next Spiderman’.
‘Eric Bailly was our best player tonight,’ @Mufc_Sarah said. ‘He is wild sometimes but some of his blocks and headers are outstanding.’
‘Eric Bailly is out here doing Superheroe [sic] spins fam,’ @UtdJChinkZ9 posted. ‘Even finished it off like spiderman’.
With Varane still sidelined with a hamstring injury, Bailly will hope that his performance on Wednesday night was enough to convince Rangnick to hand him a starting berth ahead of either Maguire or Lindelof at Norwich on Saturday.