Eric Bailly

Eric Bailly scored an own goal in Manchester United's clash with Liverpool

With Manchester United leading 2-0 at Old Trafford, Bailly somehow turned a Sadio Mane cross into his own goal midway through the second half.

United keeper David De Gea got a hand to it but could not prevent it going in.

Neville could not understand how Bailly did what he did from the position he was in.

“I’m going to use the word ‘messy’,” Neville said on Sky Sports.

He’s cleared so many balls like that today. A real mess from Bailly

Gary Neville on Eric Bailly's own goal for Man Utd against Liverpool

“Of all the brilliant defending that Manchester United have done today, it’s a simple cross and a simple clearance.

“He gets his feet in a tangle at the near post Eric Bailly. He makes a right mess of it.

“He goes to go with his left foot, I’m not too sure why. He sort of steps behind himself, he’s not sorted his feet out.

“When you don’t get set at that near post as a centre-back, it can create a problem.

Eric Bailly own goal

Gary Neville described Eric Bailly's own goal for Man Utd against Liverpool as "a mess"

“De Gea parries it into his own net and it’s game on and Liverpool have got the momentum.

“He’s cleared so many balls like that today. A real mess from Bailly.”

Two goals from Marcus Rashford gave United a 2-0 lead at half time before Bailly’s error brought Liverpool back into the game.

But United held on to win the game 2-1.

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