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Eric Bailly reveals Man United dressing room mood after Solskjaer exit

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The Ivory Coast international could replace a suspended Harry Maguire in the Red Devils defense for the visit to Chelsea.

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has revealed the team is focused on ‘the future’ and on recovering the ‘good feeling’ of winning again.

A tough few weeks at Old Trafford has seen the English giants slip down to ninth-place in the Premier League table following a series of heavy defeats to Liverpool, Manchester City, and Watford.

The latter loss resulted in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal as manager. Michael Carrick has replaced the Norwegian in a caretaker role until a more suitable interim coach is appointed.

Now Bailly, who has seen just 46 minutes of Premier League action this season, has revealed how tough things have been at the club recently.

“Yeah, very difficult,” the Ivorian defender told the club’s website. “You know, we lost important games, but that is the past. Now, for me, it’s very important to focus on the future.

“The future is Sunday and we had a good week, Tuesday against Villarreal. We have a good game.

“Sunday, we have to keep thinking in the future and give back this good feeling and good vibe for the fans. Win the game and take points: it’s very important.”

Bailly added: “It’s very important to improve. Always, it’s so important. That’s why you need to train strong and play strong. Now, you know, the team is ready, we’ve trained well and we have a good feeling. I help give my teammates energy and that’s very important for us.”

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