Eric Bailly responds to Man United legend’s comments about him

Eric Bailly was thrilled to learn about Nemanja Vidic's positive words about the new Manchester United defender

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Eric Bailly joined Manchester United from Villarreal last summer Photo: Eric Bailly / Instagram

Eric Bailly has revealed his delight at hearing Nemanja Vidic’s positive words about the new Manchester United defender.

The Ivorian defender has been getting used to life at Old Trafford following his summer transfer to the club from Villarreal last year.

Bailly has earned plenty of praise for his performances for Jose Mourinho’s men and has been a regular fixture in the first team at Old Trafford this term.

The defender will be hoping to enjoy a long and successful career at Manchester United following his move to the club last year.

Manchester United legend Vidic recently revealed his admiration for Bailly, and the Ivorian was thrilled to learn about the former Serbia star’s comments.

Speaking to Manchester United’s website, Bailly said: “It gives me great pleasure to hear that a legend such as Nemanja Vidic is talking like this about it me,” he told Manchester United’s official website.

“It brought warmth to my heart. He says he likes me but also gives me advice to work hard.

“As he says, I’m young, I’m at a great club and therefore must continue to work hard to improve, as there are lots of things for me to learn.

“It’s possible for me to help the team and have a great future here in Manchester.”

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Bailly will be expecting to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils take on Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as they look to keep their top-four hopes alive.

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