Having been suspended for Manchester United’s Group A opener against Basel earlier this month, Eric Bailly only made his Champions League debut on Wednesday night.
The Ivorian was key in Man United’s Europa League success last season, and had his first taste of Champions League football on Wednesday as the Red Devils recorded a 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow to move onto six points in Group A.
Bailly, who is valued at £30m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has quickly become one of the most popular Man United players with the club’s supporters, with his all-action style winning a host of admirers.
The whole team would have been disappointed to concede late on to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday, but it was another strong defensive performance from Jose Mourinho’s side, who have only conceded twice in the Premier League this season.
Bailly was one of a number of Man United players that took to Twitter in the aftermath of the match in Moscow, and as expected, the centre-back was widely praised by the club’s adoring fans.
Happy for having debuted in the @ChampionsLeague with such a great result. 😄
Merci seigneur de réaliser un grand rêve 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/sRJLeYu9Cq
— Eric Bailly (@ericbailly24) September 27, 2017
What a game ,, U r the best❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️keep going man
— دويع العجمي (@dhalajmy) September 27, 2017
Well played,keep improving.1UNITED⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽
— GMF acre (@gergaflood2) September 27, 2017
Eric , keep your magical performances up. Your already one the best defenders in the prem,next year who knows
— Ddiv1ne (@DdivineOne) September 28, 2017
@ericbailly24 you class last night as always
— Barry Jackson (@barry_jackson61) September 28, 2017
More to come
— moruff rasheed (@moruffrasheed) September 28, 2017
Keep it up
— Kaycee (@Kaycee81077380) September 28, 2017
Great Wall Of Bailly. Love you man!
— Pablo (@Skyyyywalkerrrr) September 27, 2017
That goal was on you tho Eric ! Good game all round 👋🏿👋🏿👋🏿
— Simbarashe (@Simba_Mandiveyi) September 27, 2017
When you are not at the back, i watch the game with panic. Good job done.
— Natumanya Keith (@NatumanyaKeith) September 28, 2017
Awesome performance Eric keep it up Lad
— Nigel Bempah (@Nigel_bempah) September 28, 2017