No player is guaranteed a starting berth at United
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.