Former Manchester United star Eric Bailly banished from Besiktas team just months after departing Old Trafford
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Eric Bailly is one of five Besiktas players that have been banished from the first team.

The former Manchester United star only linked up with the Turkish side 98 days ago on a free transfer from Old Trafford.

Former United centre-back Bailly has been banished from the Besiktas squad

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Former United centre-back Bailly has been banished from the Besiktas squadCredit: Getty

But his time in Istanbul could already be over before it has even properly began.

The 29-year-old started in the club’s recent clash against rivals Fenerbahce, where they lost 3-1 to leave them fifth in the Super Lig table.

And Besiktas have now announced his exclusion from the squad, along with star striker Vincent Aboubakar.

Right-back Valentin Rosier, ex-Leicester winger Rachid Ghezzal and midfielder Jean Onana have also been hit with the same fate.

A Besiktas club statement read: “Information from our club.

“Five players from our Football A Team have been excluded from the squad.

“Our Football Teams General Coordinator Samet Aybaba announced that Vincent Aboubakar, Valentin Rosier, Eric Bailly, Rachid Ghezzal and Jean Onana were excluded from the squad due to poor performance and incompatibility within the team.

“Our work on the new staff structure continues. We respectfully present it to the public.”

Bailly has been limited to just five Super Lig outings since joining from United

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Bailly has been limited to just five Super Lig outings since joining from UnitedCredit: Getty
The Ivorian left Old Trafford in the summer following seven years of service

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The Ivorian left Old Trafford in the summer following seven years of service

Just like his time at United, Bailly has been plagued by injuries this season, which has limited him to just five league appearances.

In his seven years at the Theatre of Dreams, he was restricted to just 113 matches in all competitions.

Post-match press conference: Erik ten Hag (Premier League: Manchester United 0-3 Bournemouth)

He never managed to feature more than 25 times in a single Premier League campaign, and failed to make five outings in two out of his last three years.

Erik ten Hag shipped him off on loan to Marseille last term, where he put a player in hospital following a kick to the chest.

It remains to be seen whether the Ivory Coast international will be on the lookout for a new club when the transfer market reopens in January.

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