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Bruno Fernandes names Eric Bailly man of the match against Wolves as Man Utd stars rave about defender on Instagram

, Bruno Fernandes names Eric Bailly man of the match against Wolves as Man Utd stars rave about defender on Instagram

BRUNO FERNANDES crowned Eric Bailly as Manchester United’s man of the match in last night’s dramatic victory against Wolves at Old Trafford.

A hard-fought 90 minutes at Old Trafford was capped by Marcus Rashford’s injury-time goal in front of the Stratford End.

Eric Bailly celebrates the win over Wolves with goalscorer Marcus Rashford

The win took United up to second in the Premier League table, two points behind arch rivals Liverpool.

Bailly was in buoyant mood after his seventh appearance of the season and took to Instagram to celebrate.

He wrote: “A clean sheet and a victory. Good way to end a year to forget. We are coming for you, 2021.”

While Rashford took the plaudits for his match-winning contribution, Fernandes led his United team-mates in hailing Bailly’s display.

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Bruno Fernandes was quick to hail his team-mate
, Bruno Fernandes names Eric Bailly man of the match against Wolves as Man Utd stars rave about defender on Instagram
Scott McTominay expressed his praise through the medium of emojis

The Portuguese, who assisted Rashford’s goal, posted: “My man of the match.”

Juan Mata added: “And mine.”

Scott McTominay commented with clapping hand and heart emojis.

While Victor Lindelof, who has been ahead of Bailly in the defensive pecking order, posted four bicep emojis.

, Bruno Fernandes names Eric Bailly man of the match against Wolves as Man Utd stars rave about defender on Instagram

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Bailly’s impressive display is likely to leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a selection dilemma after Lindelof missed the win through injury.

Speaking after the final whistle, Solskajer said: “We had to defend well because, on the counter-attack, Wolves are always so dangerous.

“I thought Eric did fantastically all night, breaking up a few counter-attacks and Nemanja [Matic, in the] second half.

“We just adjusted a couple of positions in the second half to stop their counters and I think it worked.

“David [De Gea] had to make a save and he did. It was a good save, it was an important one for us.”

United’s players have little recovery time before hosting high-flying Aston Villa on New Year’s Day.

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The Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City is in doubt due to a coronavirus outbreak among the Sky Blues.

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