David de Gea welcomes Eric Bailly back to Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan


David de Gea has welcomed Eric Bailly back to Manchester United following his return from the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast.

His side fell out of the competition at the group stage and were held to draws by Togo and Congo before suffering defeat at the hands of Morocco.

Bailly returned to action against Leicester City in Sunday’s 3-0 victory and completed the full 90 minutes after he had been taken off with an ankle injury while featuring for the reserves against Everton a week earlier.

The Spaniard took to Twitter to share an image of the pair on Tuesday evening: ‘Eric has returned better: he speaks better English, better Spanish… I’m glad to have you back!’


There’s no surprise that Bailly is great with Spanish as he played for Villarreal in Spain before making his summer move to Old Trafford.

While there were doubts over whether he’d be able to cope with the intensity of the Premier League, especially considering how much he was worth and his popularity at the time, Bailly has done exceptionally well of taking control of Mourinho’s makeshift defence.

Hopes are he’s able to keep himself fit as he’s been a vital member of the squad and will undoubtedly have plenty to offer moving forward.

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