United were hot favourites to progress to the quarter-finals last night, after securing a 0-0 draw away to Sevilla two weeks ago, but a Wissam Ben Yedder double secured the Spaniards a 2-1 win at Old Trafford, and sent Jose Mourinho’s men spiralling out of the competition.
Bailly was at the heart of the Red Devils’ defence which conceded the crucial goals, and it seems the Ivory Coast international is keen to stress just how sorry he is for his small part in the debacle:
We ask the fans for forgiveness following our exit. Last night was terrible and we must all reflect and take note so it doesn't happen again. It's painful, but we have to get right back up, dust ourselves off, and look ahead. pic.twitter.com/knViVhAmcw
— Eric Bailly (@ericbailly24) March 14, 2018
Bailly and his colleagues now turn their attention towards the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend, and a clash with Brighton, but what do you make of Bailly’s apology?
Is he right to issue such a statement, and should fans give him some leeway?