Eric Bailly is hopeful that he can settle into life at Manchester United quickly following his move from Villarreal on Wednesday.
Bailly signed a four-year deal, subject to a work permit, to become Jose Mourinho’s first signing since taking charge of the club.
The Ivorian is now focused on getting to know his teammates and the club ahead of a potential Premier League title challenge next term.
“I think it’s very important that I settle in quickly,” Bailly said.
“I hope that with the coaching staff and the help of my team-mates that this process will be as quick as possible. It’s important to pick up the dynamic and the tempo of the football here as soon as the season starts. And as I say, hopefully with the help of everyone here I can do that quickly.”
Man United haven’t really replaced Nemanja Vidic or Rio Ferdinand since they left the club and it is good that Mourinho has recognised the problem and swiftly moved to solve it.
The Portuguese has proven that he knows how to build defences over the course of his career and the hope is that he has done his homework with Bailly.
Alongside Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia or Matteo Darmian, United can look forward to having a formidable platform for others to build on. United will now move on to more targets, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Andre Gomes linked with moves to the club.