Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho signed center-back Eric Bailly from Villareal this summer to strengthen the Red Devils’ defense. The player has immediately delivered for the Portuguese manager. United legend Nemanja Vidic has praised the Ivory Coast player.
“If he keeps going as he is, he will definitely have a great career at United.” Vidic said, as reported by The Daily Star.
The Player has been constantly compared with Vidic from the day he started wearing the famous red jersey of Manchester. On being asked about the comparison, the Serbian said that he was glad about it. The 34-year-old praised the strong and composed nature of the player and wished him all the best for his future at the club.
“He’s a very confident player. He has a bit of everything. What I have seen in the first few matches is that we have a great player for the future and a player I would say we needed.” Vidic added.
The man from Titovo Užice, SFR Yugoslavia added that among all the new signings of the summer at United, Bailly is the player who has surprised him the most. The player is already a darling of the fans and shows promise of being a big player at the Theater of Dreams.
The fact that Bailly is only 22-year-old and has adapted so well to his life at the club, it has impressed Vidic. The former Red Star Belgrade defender feels that it is tough for any player to come and settle into the physical nature of the Premier League. But, Bailly has done amazing to fit straight into United’s first-team picture, according to Metro.
The Serbian, who is considered as one of the best defenders of the Premier League era had a special advice for the Ivory Coast international. He asked Bailly to keep his feet on the ground and keep learning more about the game.
“If he continues to play like he does and stays focused, he can be here for many years and help the team be successful.” Vidic mentioned.
Manchester United next face Zorya in the Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday, this week.
The Red Devils will then host Stoke at home in the Premier League.
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