Rio Ferdinand sends message to Man United fans about Eric Bailly

Rio Ferdinand has been very impressed by Eric Bailly's displays for Manchester United this season

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has hailed Eric Bailly as Manchester United’s most consistent centre-half this season.

The Ivorian defender has been a regular fixture at the back for Jose Mourinho’s men this season following his arrival at Old Trafford last summer from Villarreal.

Bailly played the full 90 minutes on Thursday night as he helped Manchester United take a step closer towards Europa League glory with a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo.

The 23-year-old has made 22 Premier League appearances for Manchester United so far this season and will be hoping to feature when the Red Devils take on Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

There had been concerns about Bailly’s fitness levels after he limped off against Swansea City last weekend.

But after his return to the team on Thursday night, former Red Devils star Ferdinand hailed the impact he has had at Old Trafford this season.

Ferdinand told BT Sport: “We’re just happy to have him back.

“He’s been the best centre-half in the team this year. He’s been the most consistent one.”

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Manchester United travel to Arsenal on Sunday before hosting Celta Vigo in the return leg of their Europa League clash next Thursday.

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