£27m-rated star hailed by United’s adoring supporters

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.