The 22-year-old defender becomes Mourinho’s first signing as Man United manager and brings some real strength to our team at centre-back.
Speaking to ManUtd.com about his move, Bailly said: “It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United. To play football at the highest level is all I have ever wanted to do.
“I want to progress to be the best that I can be and I believe working with Jose Mourinho will help me develop in the right way and at the right club. I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to starting this new chapter of my life.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 8, 2016
Happy days. Bailly is clearly delighted to be making the move to Man United and we’re delighted to have him. Daley Blind did a job last year at centre-back but we needed a new leader at the back and we’ve got it in Bailly.
I haven’t watched much of Bailly but having talked to plenty of Spanish football followers who’ve watched Eric with a close eye, it sounds like we’ve got an excellent prospect on our hands. Welcome Eric.