The friendship between Leon Bailey of Aston Villa and Jadon Sancho of Manchester United extends back to their playing days in Germany. Bailey wore the Bayer Leverkusen shirt at that time, while Sancho worked for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Fans missed out on their face-off during Sunday's Premier League victory for Manchester United against Aston Villa because Bailey was out with a hamstring injury. The football community did see their confrontation after the match, although via social media.
Sancho created a side-eye emoji at Bailey on Instagram in response to one of the Jamaican international's earlier remarks. Three days before, Sancho stated on his social media account, “Disappointed not to come away with the victory last night! Sunday is the day to put things right. Following a 2-2 Premier League draw with Tottenham, the English football player had expressed his thoughts.
Leon Bailey wasted no time in throwing a subtle jab at Jadon Sancho. He said, “Let's see about making things right,” and added an emoji of a smiling face and a side-eye. Bailey's sneer is now being addressed by Sancho's most recent jab.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United defeated Aston Villa by a narrow 1-0 margin, but yesterday's altercation between Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes caught everyone's attention. During the first half of the Premier League match, Sancho seemed quite upset with the Manchester United captain. Although the specifics of their argument are still unclear, there is widespread speculation that Sancho told the Portuguese midfielder to “stop moaning.”
However, Bruno Fernandes avoided the wrath of Manchester United supporters after scoring against Aston Villa in the 39th minute. The Red Devils were able to pick up their first victory of the season thanks to Bruno's lone goal of the game.
Manchester United's prospects of making the Champions League will be improved by the win against the Unai Emery-coached team. With 63 points from 32 games, Erik Ten Hag's team is now fourth in the Premier League rankings.
On the other hand, Leon Bailey has been out since sustaining a hamstring injury during Aston Villa's 2-0 victory against Nottingham Forest at home last month. Six goals have been scored by the 25-year-old for Aston Villa so far this season in all competitions.