Manchester United boss Solskjaer has found new undroppable ahead of Liverpool showdown
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Manchester United went top of the Premier League last night after a 1-0 win against Burnley. Paul Pogba scored the crucial goal with a perfectly executed volley from a clever Marcus Rashford delivery.
It means United go into the game against Liverpool this Sunday, three points clear of the champions.
In the process, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has found a new undroppable star for his side.
Eric Bailly was once again impressive against the Clarets in making crucial interceptions, putting his body on the line and bringing the ball out of defence.
The Ivory Coast star also looks to be bringing the best out of Harry Maguire alongside him.
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The United captain looks more comfortable with the pace of Bailly next to him than he does when Victor Lindelof is alongside.
Bailly made seven interceptions in the match and kept Burnley’s attack quiet.
The Clarets didn’t have a single shot on target meaning a very quiet night for David De Gea, something Bailly and Maguire were crucial to achieving.
The 26-year-old has struggled with injury throughout his time at Old Trafford but on this form he could prove the difference in any title challenge.
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United have looked fragile at times this season but with Bailly partnering Maguire there was little worry when it came to Burnley attacking for the majority of the match.
The Ivorian also played a crucial role in the Red Devils beating Aston Villa earlier this month with a last-ditch block to stop an equaliser.
After that match, Solskjaer said: “You can see today his physicality, his pace and his bravery is second to none really.
“He’s got a style of play that’s caused him to get injured a few times and probably muscle fibres have caused some injuries as well.
“You can see how much it means to him but also for the rest of the boys at the end of the game, because he is such a well-liked player and man in the dressing room.
“Everyone wants him to do well and knows the struggles he’s had and we’re delighted for him.”
United return to action on Sunday when they take on arch-rivals Liverpool.
A win for the Red Devils could see Solskjaer’s side move six points clear of last season’s champions.
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