No player is guar­an­teed a start­ing berth at United

Sunday Observer - - SPORT - AFP

LON­DON - Manch­ester United de­fender Eric Bailly in­sists that no player is guar­an­teed a start­ing place un­der Jose Mour­inho. The Red Devils have en­joyed a fine start to the season as they sit sec­ond in the Premier League, level on points with lead­ers Manch­ester City.

The Ivo­rian and Phil Jones have been Mour­inho's pre­ferred de­fen­sive pair­ing, with Chris Smalling and Vic­tor Lin­de­lof play­ing sec­ond fid­dle.

When asked about com­pe­ti­tion in the squad, Bailly told United Re­view," "It's very im­por­tant for us, it's im­por­tant for the team, it's im­por­tant for the man­ager, and when it's like that, there is also com­pe­ti­tion amongst our­selves, so we al­ways have to im­prove be­cause I don't think any­one is au­to­mat­i­cally en­ti­tled to their po­si­tion in that team.

The 23-year-old also spoke about his part­ner­ship with Jones in the Premier League this season.

There's a good re­la­tion­ship be­tween Phil and me, and with the other two de­fend­ers, Vic­tor Lin­de­lof and Chris Smalling, even though we've not had the chance to play to­gether yet," he added.

Manch­ester United de­fender Eric Bailly.

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