Jose Mourinho opens up about Man United star Eric Bailly

Jose Mourinho heaps praise on Eric Bailly for his attitude at Man United in recent months

Eric Bailly
Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia Photo: Eric Bailly / Instagram

Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Eric Bailly and suggested that he will play a big role at Manchester United next season.

The Red Devils defender endured something of a frustrating campaign last term as he struggled with a string of injuries and failed to hold down a regular spot in the first team.

Bailly has been linked with a move away from Manchester United this summer but Mourinho’s latest comments would suggest that the Portuguese coach is planning to keep hold of the defender.

And Mourinho was quick to single out Bailly for special praise during Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States.

Speaking at a news conference in the US, Mourinho said: “He is a team boy, he is a great boy.

“He is an honest man, always ready to give everything for the team.

“That is why we have him, why we still have him and why he is going to stay with us because football teams need people like him, like Herrera; this kind of people where the club is more important than anything else.”

Manchester United will be looking to at least challenge for the Premier League title next season as they look to try and win the trophy for the first time since 2013.

The Red Devils have signed three players so far this summer after having lined up deals for Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant.

Manchester United ended up in a disappointing second place and without a trophy in the Premier League last season in Mourinho’s second campaign in charge of the club.

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