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Bailly targets long stay at Manchester United

Eric Bailly surprised everyone with the speed at which be adapted to life at Manchester United. Having made the move from Villareal for £30m in the summer of 2016, the 22-year old made 17 appearances under Jose Mourinho in the first half of this season whilst dealing with a troubling knee injury that kept him out for over a month of action. Bailly has looked assured, confident and has used his physical attributes to become arguably United’s most commanding centre back. Fans have been impressed with his quickly the Ivory Coast international has adapted, and, judging by these quotes run by via Sport 360, Bailly is loving his time in England.

“I’m very happy here because it is such a great club. It’s such an honour to play for United and I hope I can continue giving my best to become a great player in this club.

“It’s difficult to claim the position of being a first-team player, but I have to enjoy every minute I get because it’s a wonderful club and I’m very happy to be there and to be part of it.

“I’m happy to be at such a big club. I never dreamed a better dream than playing for Man United. Hopefully I can enjoy every bit of it every day.”

If there was any doubt about how quickly Bailly would take to life at United when he signed last summer, that’s long gone now. Not only has he impressed with his performances during his maiden Premier League campaign, but he appears to love life at the club, which always goes down well with the club’s fanbase. Bailly is curently away on African Cup of Nations duty with his country, but will be hoping to offer a helping hand as Mourinho’s team fight for a top four place in the league and for three different cups.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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