Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has been pictured with new arrival Eric Bailly after backing him to become a long-term success at Old Trafford.
The Ivorian has quickly adapted to life in the Premier League, winning the Man of the Match award in three of his first four competitive matches and being voted by fans as Player of the Month for August.
Bailly’s style of play has often been likened to Vidic, who won five Premier League titles in nine seasons at Old Trafford.
Here’s the picture everyone was waiting for.
— Eric Bailly (@ericbailly24) September 26, 2016
Bailly has put his head down at Old Trafford and hit the ground running under Jose Mourinho, quickly working his way into a vital role.
It’s hard to believe Bailly is still only 22, but comparisons with Vidic will undoubtedly please him and with the right guidance under Mourinho, he might just be able to reach the level the Serbian legend was able to set at Old Trafford.
After an impressive start to the season so far, it looks like Mourinho has unearthed a real gem with Bailly, but there is still plenty of work in line for him and I can’t wait to see how he develops at Man United.