At the time we acquired Eric Bailly, I genuinely was unsure as to who he was and what Jose Mourinho saw in him. The talents of the centre-back were soon brought to the fore the instant he pulled on our famous red jersey for the first time.
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Manchester United have had a whole host of top quality centre-halves on their books down the years, from Gary Pallister to Nemanja Vidic. However, the best one I’ve ever seen is without a doubt Rio Ferdinand. The Englishman is just a sensational defender.
Manchester United finally moved up from the infamous sixth place position in the Premier League this weekend, as Jose Mourinho’s side beat Middlesbrough 3-1. The game itself was an intriguing battle, but you always felt like the Red Devils were going to come out on top.
Manchester United are still putting the pressure on their Premier League rivals who sit above them in the table right now – but still without much reward. However, the gap on the top four is now just two points thanks to another victory, where Mourinho’s boys beat Watford by 2-0.
It was a welcome sight when Eric Bailly’s Ivory Coast side were prematurely dumped out of the African Cup of Nations, as it meant that Manchester United would get the 22-year-old back far earlier than anticipated. However, things have taken another twist…
Manchester United have received some great news over the last 24 hours, as Ivory Coast were dumped out of the African Cup of Nations at the group stage. That means Eric Bailly is on his way home, meaning Jose Mourinho now has another defensive option – ahead of a busy schedule.
Over the summer, Manchester United’s first signing under Jose Mourinho was one that we weren’t really expecting. Eric Bailly of Villareal made the move to the Theatre of Dreams, and what an absolutely outstanding centre-back he has been for us since minute one.
Manchester United Football Club are now without Eric Bailly for probably the rest of January, and in all likelihood a good chunk of February as well. The Ivorian is currently representing his country in Gabon at the African Cup of Nations tournament.
Manchester United Football Club ended 2016 on a real high, with a stunning come-from-behind victory at home to Middlesbrough. Jose Mourinho’s men more than deserved the three points, and winning the match in that manner must be a massive confidence booster for the whole squad.