In terms of value for money, Manchester United’s £30m purchase of Eric Bailly in the summer of 2016 looks to have been extremely smart business.
The 23-year-old pitched up at Old Trafford after one season at Villarreal, and it would be fair to say that the centre-back made a very positive impression during the 2016-17 campaign.
It did not take long for the United supporters to warm to Bailly’s all-action style, and he has also started the new season in impressive fashion.
Bailly, who is valued at £27m by transfermarkt.co.uk, recently gave an interview to United Review where he set out the team’s ambitions for the new season, in addition to discussing some of his teammates.
The interview was posted on United’s official Twitter page, and it will not come as a surprise to learn that the club’s fans were out in force to hail the Ivory Coast international.
Bailly has formed an impressive centre-back partnership with a certain Phil Jones this season, and the adoring United supporters have been quick to praise the former Espanyol defender.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 6, 2017
The Beast 💪🏾
— TheMartialGirl 🔝 (@11_AMgirl) October 6, 2017
you will be one the best centre backs in europe soon #Truth
— Ddiv1ne (@DdivineOne) October 6, 2017
— عبدالله السيف (@ABDLAH_S) October 6, 2017
Best CB in the league
— Leroy🔌 (@_DePhoenix) October 6, 2017
Great wall of Manchester!
— Viktor (@viiktorr7) October 6, 2017
Best cb in the league no doubt.
— JayJ (@Juanologically) October 6, 2017
with every game comes challengers,take one game @ a time,& you will be a champion.ask the legends of united
— lynnelle-XD (@bryanterblanch1) October 6, 2017
He been great
— Hashim (@hashimudiin1299) October 6, 2017
— ㊙️Khyzzr🉐 (@TheRealJabreel) October 6, 2017