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Eric Bailly heaps praise on Romelu Lukaku after his strong start to life at Manchester United

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Eric Bailly with his Manchester United team-mates Photo: Eric Bailly / Instagram

Eric Bailly has heaped praise on the “excellent” Romelu Lukaku following the Belgian striker’s strong start to life at Manchester United.

The 24-year-old signed for the Red Devils from Everton in the summer transfer window and has been a regular fixture in Jose Mourinho’s first team since the move.

Lukaku has scored seven goals and made three assists in 10 Premier League games for Manchester United so far this season to help the Red Devils challenge Manchester City for top spot in the table.

The striker has been a regular fixture in the first team for Mourinho’s men and has also scored three times in the Champions League for the Red Devils.

And Bailly, who has been getting used to playing with his new team-mate in recent weeks, has been delighted by the impact Lukaku has had at Old Trafford so far.

Speaking at a news conference at Carrington on Monday afternoon, Bailly said: “He is an excellent player.

“I’ve played against him and now I am fortunate to play with him. Every player knows what kind of player he is and he’s playing well and scoring goals.

“The most important thing is he carries on doing his job like a good centre forward.”

Manchester United are currently preparing for their Champions League clash against Benfica at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils head into the game on the back of their important 1-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford, leaving them five points behind leaders Manchester City.

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