Eric Bailly comes in for some heavy stick from his Manchester United teammates

Manchester United Football Club have unearthed an absolute gem of a player in Eric Bailly, with the centre-back making a real name for himself already. The Ivorian has cemented his place in the starting line-up, and alongside Chris Smalling, he looks like a young Vidic in the making.

He cost the club just over ยฃ30million in a deal from Villareal in the summer and he really hasn’t looked back on the football field. However, off the pitch he is coming in for some heavy critisicm from his teammates; but it’s all in good spirit.

Yesterday, both Juan Mata and Ashley Young took to Instagram to post a picture of some horrendous-looking pieces of footware, and asked the fans if they could work out who it was who wore them to training. Shortly after, the Spaniard Mata revealed it was in fact the 22-year-old Bailly who was donning the awful white crocs.

Check out Ashley Young and Juan Mata’s hilarious posts about them here:

Name the player who wore these today…?! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿพ

A photo posted by Ashley Young (@youngy_18) on

Sorry @ericbailly24 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

A photo posted by Juan Mata (@juanmatagarcia) on

It does always make me laugh when the players use social media as a form of banter towards eachother, and it further adds to an excellent team spirit inside the dressing room. Long may it continue.

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