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The 27-year-old Ivorian centre-back handed Manchester City the lead at Old Trafford in the seventh minute in United’s 2-0 defeat on Sunday.
Bailly inadvertently directed the ball past United teammate David de Gea while he attempted to clear Joao Cancelo’s cross.
Bernardo Silva put the defending Premier League champions 2-0 up before half-time after poor defending from Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire.
The 27-year-old City star arrived at the back post following Cancelo’s cross and fired the ball directly at De Gea’s chest before it landed in the back of the United net.
Bailly took to Twitter after the 2-0 defeat and admitted that there are “no excuses,” with the United man vowing to “keep my head up.”
The Ivory Coast international wrote to his 1.4m followers: “Nobody is more frustrated than me. I have to keep my head up, no excuses.”
Nobody is more frustrated than me. I have to keep my head up, no excuses. pic.twitter.com/6O5tx2Caom— Eric Bailly (@ericbailly24) November 6, 2021
However, Bailly’s Twitter message included photos from the exact moment he put the ball in the back of his net to put City 1-0 up inside the opening 10 minutes.
One Twitter user wrote: “Hello, Eric. We all make bad decisions, chap. However, it's probably not a great shout to post the image of you finishing fantastically well into your own net?”
Imagine putting pics of your own goal on social media...😆😆😆😆 banter club....— Gray May #19 (@KopiteMay) November 7, 2021
Posted your own goal. Tears in my eyes— ' (@madredssfc) November 6, 2021
Did you just post pictures of you scoring own goal? 😭😭😭😭😭😭— PULISIÇATE (@Pulisicate) November 6, 2021
this guy might be the only guy that posts a pic of him scoring an og , never change eric— pastor dax (@DaxUtd) November 6, 2021
Man posted photos of him scoring an own goal 😂— Trey (@MCFCTrey) November 6, 2021
Someone else posted: “I love you, bro, but delete this.”
While a third tweeted: “Eric, this is pathetic. You’re mocking the fans. You post the picture of you scoring an own goal, anyways, we win together, we lose together, head up! Better than the captain…”
And a fourth added: “You posted some pics of the OG? This guy isn't serious.”
United legend Roy Keane blasted the Red Devils’ performance at half-time and claimed that they have been “giving up chances” this season.
The ex-United skipper pulled no punches after the full-time result, saying he would demand an explanation from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Fred’s inclusion in the team.
De Gea, who was praised for his first-half performance against City, was visibly frustrated with United’s performance and was caught punching the Old Trafford tunnel entrance.
United will return to Premier League action after the international break with an away trip to Watford on 20th November.