Man Utd outcast Eric Bailly takes to Instagram to beg Ralf Rangnick to drop Harry Maguire and start him instead

MANCHESTER UNITED outcast Eric Bailly has made a desperate plea to Ralf Rangnick to play more games.

The centre-back, 28, has fallen down the pecking order in recent weeks – even Phil Jones was given the nod to start over him against Liverpool on Tuesday.

Bailly's last appearance came in United's 3-1 win over Burnley on December 30 and he has played in only seven games this season.

So when a United fan asked the club to play Bailly in a message on Instagram, Bailly took his opportunity to make his feelings known.

The fan wants to see Bailly partner Raphael Varane at the back for United, and the Ivory Coast international responded by saying: "Please 😂🙏"

But Bailly is unlikely to get his chance soon as Rangnick could revert to a back four after his failed experiment at Anfield.

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Varane also returned to training this week so could be fit to play against Arsenal alongside either Harry Maguire or Victor Lindelof.

United have confirmed Maguire is available for selection despite a bomb threat being made against his home on Thursday.

The Red Devils captain is adamant he will not be pushed out of the club with a spokesperson for the defender labelling the person who sent the threat a "coward".

A source told The Sun: “Harry will not be forced out of Manchester United by this kind of threat.

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“His number one priority will always be the safety of his family but he’s also got the strength of character to deal with this. It looks like the work of some cowardly fan.

“If that proves to be the case, they are an utter disgrace to the name of this proud football club.”

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