First Mourinho signing: United sign Eric Bailly

Manchester United sign 22-year-old defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal

Manchester United has announced their first signing of the Jose Mourinho era with the signing of Eric Bailly, who completed his transfer from Villarreal. The 22-year-old defender made 47 appearances for Villarreal since 29 Jan 2015, and also made 15 appearances for Ivory Coast. He 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.”

Manager Jose Mourinho said: “Eric is a young central defender with great natural talent. He has progressed well to date and has the potential to become one of the best around. “We look forward to working with him to help nurture that raw talent and fulfil his potential. Eric is at the right club to continue his development.”

Mourinho signs Villarreal defender, Eric Bailly

Manager Jose Mourinho said: “Eric is a young central defender with great natural talent.”

According to MANUTD, Manchester United is delighted to announce that Eric Bertrand Bailly has completed his transfer from Villarreal CF, subject to successfully obtaining a work permit. Eric joins on a four-year contract with the option to extend for a further two years.

Bailly, 22, made 47 appearances for Villarreal since joining on 29 January 2015. The Ivory Coast central defender has made 15 appearances for his country and was part of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations-winning .

United’s defence may have been reenforced for next season. Let’s watch and see . . .

Up Man U!

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