Eric Bailly is a real character, and it certainly helps that he has been an absolute revelation since making the move to Manchester United in the summer of 2016.
Indeed, the Ivory Coast international was United’s best centre-back last term, and has recently returned to the fold following a period on the sidelines with an ankle problem.
That said, his performances on the field have also been outstanding, and Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho will not be regretting making the defender his first ever signing at Old Trafford.
It was actually Bailly’s birthday on Thursday, and United’s official Twitter account paid tribute to the defender.
As expected, the United supporters were out in force to express their views on the Ivorian, with many claiming that he is the best centre-back in the Premier League.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
We all love @EricBailly24!
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 12, 2018
the Best Defender in EPL
— mc Okema Chris (@okema_mc) April 12, 2018
Best centre back in the world pic.twitter.com/men9EAfkmz
— Sugen Giggs (@SugenGiggs) April 12, 2018
Best Defender in the League.
— Kai (@MagicaIAIexis) April 12, 2018
— Fadhil Zubir (@FadhilzZzZz) April 12, 2018
Defence has improved since he came back. Forget that game against Lfc. Mistakes happen. He is still an awesome defender.
— ManUnitedChick♡ (@UnitedChick7) April 12, 2018
We all love Eric Bailly..
— Shrin (@ShrrinG) April 12, 2018
I love bailly..always my role model..
Keep it up bro.. ✌
— Kuseme Daniel (@KusemeDaniel) April 12, 2018
He's an agressive and tactful defender.
— contemplation (@thiccplot) April 12, 2018