Forced to play Phil Jones in the heart of the defence following Eric Bailly’s sending off against Bournemouth, Manchester United picked up their first clean sheet under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
While those two things might not be related per se, since the England international was fortunate not to gift the opposition a goal a couple of times, it will have put a smile on the faces of Sevilla chiefs, who are interested in the Ivory Coast international.
On Wednesday, we covered Estadio Deportivo’s report, which claimed a transfer was ‘on the table’, one described as ‘very interesting possibility’.
This came despite Bailly starting the first three games under the Norwegian manager, which was perhaps a surprise.
Bailly’s high salary is said to be making any potential deal ‘tricky’, as Sevilla would require Manchester United to take on part of it.
As things stand, Estadio Deportivo make it clear there has been ‘no advances’ in the operation, but that could always change down the line.
At least, that’s what Sevilla appear to be hoping for.