Ian Wright questions why Man United star is struggling badly

The Arsenal star is startled by Eric Bailly's dip in form at Manchester United

Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has questioned why Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has suffered such an alarming dip in form.

The Red Devils signed the Ivory Coast international in the 2016 summer transfer window following Jose Mourinho’s appointment.

Bailly made a positive start to his debut Premier League campaign before he suffered a serious knee problem in a 4-0 loss to Chelsea FC.

The African star has struggled to recapture his form over the past 18 months or so, falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho last term.

Bailly was particularly disappointing in Manchester United’s 3-2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

The former Villarreal defender conceded a penalty during the five-goal thriller to highlight his reckless streak.

Former Arsenal striker Wright is shocked by Bailly’s alarming dip in form over the past 12 months or so.

“When Bailly first came in, he looked pretty useful,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“He was physical and he had pace. His confidence is totally gone. I am totally confused.”

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last term to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

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