Eric Bailly has become an integral figure at Manchester United squad this season.
The Ivorian international has put in impressive performances whenever named by Jose Mourinho in the team to eventually become a solid centre-back in their setup.
It therefore doesn’t come as a surprise that at the age of 23, Bailly is already being regarded as one of the top defenders in the Premier League.
While Bailly has played his role in Manchester United conceding the fewest goals this season so far, the video (below) from uMAXit Football‘s YouTube channel takes a look at his individual performances and tactical usage.
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The 26-year-old is under contract at Chelsea until 2020 and has been rumoured to be in negotiations to extend the deal he signed in February 2015.
Hazard, who joined Chelsea from Lille in June 2012, has been continually linked with Real in recent seasons, mainly due to his long-term respect for Zidane, the head coach of the Madrid side.
“Zinedine Zidane would be a dream to have as a coach,” Hazard told RTL in his native Belgium.
“He was my idol when I was little, I have a lot of respect for him.
“Of course I don’t know what will happen in my career in the future, but to play under him would be a dream.
“At this time, though, I’m happy at Chelsea. I still have a lot of things to do at Chelsea, and I’m focused on Chelsea.”
Hazard recovered from an indifferent 2015-16 season to have a major say in Chelsea’s title win of last term, in Antonio Conte’s first season as head coach.
The playmaker has made a slow start to the campaign due to sustaining a fractured ankle on Belgium duty in June.
Hazard also insisted he would be prepared to play for Jose Mourinho again.
Many pointed to the strained relations when Hazard played with a niggling hip/groin injury in the final months of Mourinho’s second spell as Blues boss, which ended in December 2015.
But Hazard added: “Playing again under Jose Mourinho would not bother me.”
Everton have had a torrid season so far. The Toffees are currently placed 15th in the Premier League table, cannot qualify for the knockout phases of the Europa League and also out of the Carabao Cup.
The unexpected sluggish start led to Ronald Koeman’s sacking and plenty of speculation as to who will replace him – with one man constantly being linked, Thomas Tuchel.
Having last managed Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, Tuchel is renowned as an innovator, is adaptive to opposition strength and weaknesses and likes to use many formations.
The German is also a firm believer in developing youth while going about his business. Something Everton have in abundance.
The video (below) from uMAXit Football‘s YouTube channel tells why Tuchel could be a perfect fit at Goodison Park.