Juan Mata: Eric Bailly needs to get better at this at Man United
Juan Mata jokes that he is planning to offer Eric Bailly some Spanish lessons at Manchester United
Juan Mata has joked that he is planning to offer Eric Bailly some private Spanish lessons to help the Manchester United defender become better at speaking the language.
Bailly has been settling into life at Manchester United following his summer transfer to the club from Villarreal last year as Jose Mourinho’s first signing.
The defender has been a regular fixture in the Manchester United first team this season and has largely impressed when called upon by the Red Devils.
However, Mata clearly wants to help Bailly get better at speaking Spanish.
Asked which of his current team-mates he would most like to spend detention with if they were at school, Mata told The Premier League: “I would say Eric Bailly.
“I would teach him to speak better Spanish, he’s OK at the minute, but he needs more lessons.”
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Bailly will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Brom on Saturday afternoon.
Mourinho’s men are currently fifth in the Premier League table but have two games in hand on fourth-placed Liverpool.