Former Manchester United defender Eric Bailly was substituted at half-time during Besiktas’ clash with Antalyaspor due to what his manager called an inappropriate move. The interim coach of Besiktas, Burak Yilmaz, made the decision to take Bailly off the pitch because of his behavior during the game.
Bailly, who joined Besiktas from United in September, has been struggling since moving to Turkey. The team is currently trailing their rivals Galatasaray by 12 points in the league, and the coach who signed Bailly has left the club. Yilmaz, who is currently in temporary charge, decided to substitute Bailly at half-time in their recent match.
The decision was made after Bailly was seen arguing with his teammate Tayfur Bingol, and Bailly even placed his hand on Bingol during the altercation. Yilmaz explained after the game that there was a problem with Bailly’s behavior during half-time, which is why he made the decision to take him off. There were no injury issues involved in the substitution.
Bailly, who was Jose Mourinho’s first signing as United manager, played a total of 113 games for the club. He joined United from Spanish club Villarreal for approximately £30 million. In his first season with United, he contributed to their victories in the Community Shield, EFL Cup, and Europa League. However, injuries hampered his career at the club.
After failing to impress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick following Mourinho’s departure, Bailly went on loan to Marseille before completing a permanent move to Besiktas this summer. Reflecting on his time in England, Bailly expressed his frustration at not receiving consistent playing time despite feeling that he deserved more minutes on the pitch.
This latest incident involving Bailly adds to the challenging period he has been experiencing in Turkey. It remains to be seen if he can turn things around and regain his form in the Super Lig. Besiktas will need him to perform at his best if they are to close the gap on Galatasaray in the league standings.
In summary, Eric Bailly, the former Manchester United defender who now plays for Besiktas, was substituted at half-time in their recent match due to what his manager described as an inappropriate move. Bailly’s performance and behavior on the pitch have been under scrutiny, and he continues to face challenges in his new team.