The centre-back arrives as the first big-money transfer of the Jose Mourinho era, costing United in the region of £30 million.
The 22-year-old Ivory Coast international played against Liverpool in the semi-finals of last season’s Europa League, and impressed throughout the Spanish league campaign.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 8, 2016
Obviously rated highly by Mourinho, the Portuguese coach acted in super-quick time to bring the defender in, swooping before anyone else could steal a march on United.
With the Old Trafford club still linked with a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic but no fresh news forthcoming, the announcement of a £30 million signing has gone down particularly well with the club’s supporters.
To be fair, most of them seem as though they would’ve been happy just signing anyone:
— CG22❤️ (@Carly22GB) June 8, 2016
— Kazza (@Schweiniction) June 8, 2016
— Matteo Sestini (@sestinimatteo) June 8, 2016
— Linton. (@Mxrtialogy) June 8, 2016
— mufc top (@trigger_play) June 8, 2016
Impressed at the speed we got Bailly done. Was a rumour on Saturday and done by Weds. Can live with that instead of the long drawn out sagas
— Stephen Howson (@MrStephenHowson) June 8, 2016
?Eric Bailly, whoo-aaoh,
Eric Bailly, whoo-aaoh,
Comes from the Ivory Coast,
Alive, not yet a ghost?
— McMmns irl rn (@Danny_McMoomins) June 8, 2016
Eric Bailly to Old Trafford confirmed. Man Utd fans now absolutely raving about a player they had never heard of this time last week.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 8, 2016
Same feeling about Bailly signing as I did 10 months ago about Martial. Don't know much about him but hopefully we've done our homework.
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) June 8, 2016
Funny how Bailly is the type of signing Ferguson would make….if he was British
— T. (@___Prometheus) June 8, 2016
@carrick_fan Bailly is the player Arsenal fans think Koscielny is.
— Jose_fan (@livingjoke) June 8, 2016
Bailly a really good signing for United ??
— רוזי (@rcx4_) June 8, 2016
How do you think he’ll fare in England? And is this the end for Daley Blind at United?