Manchester United fans were pleased with Eric Bailly as he made his club debut against Wigan Athletic.
Bailly completed his £30 million transfer from Villarreal last month and was Jose Mouirnho’s first signing at Old Trafford.
He showed plenty of composure during the game and even pulled off a cheeky flick over Wigan’s striker as he looked to control the ball on the counter-attack.
Here’s what fans on Twitter had to say about his debut:
— Jamie Hickman (@SirJamieH) July 16, 2016
I know it's just a pre-season friendly! But Eric Bailly's composure on the ball is so reassuring #mufc
— Manivannan (@manivannan14889) July 16, 2016
Eric Bailly, such a confident CB…
— In 1995, a dream was born (@PT_Scar) July 16, 2016
— Chris (@cmccolgan27) July 16, 2016
Eric Bailly what a baller
— Adam (@adxmjm) July 16, 2016
Not to mention how composed Eric Bailly has been…
— Stretty News (@StrettyNews) July 16, 2016
The Ivorian international still can’t speak much English, but it didn’t look like he had any problems teaming up with United’s defence to produce a composed performance.
He has certainly put his best foot forward and will undoubtedly play a vital role for Mourinho at Old Trafford this season.
Wigan certainly aren’t an elite opposition, but Bailly looked comfortable on the ball and looked brilliant on the pitch as he put the United shirt on for the first time.