English Premiership

Bailly aiming to be United stalwart

2017-01-20 13:23
Eric Bailly (Getty Images)

Manchester - Off-season signing Eric Bailly has made it clear that he wants to become a Manchester United stalwart in years to come.

The Ivory Coast international, who is currently on duty at the Africa Cup of Nations, has quickly become a regular starter under Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho and hopes to build his legacy at Old Trafford.

"Hopefully I can play in Manchester all my life," Bailly told sport360. "I'm very happy here because it is such a great club.

"It's such an honour to play for United and I hope I can continue giving my best to become a great player in this club.

"It's difficult to claim the position of being a first-team player, but I have to enjoy every minute I get because it's a wonderful club and I'm very happy to be there and to be part of it.

"I'm happy to be at such a big club. I never dreamed a better dream than playing for Man United. Hopefully I can enjoy every bit of it every day."

The 22-year-old centre-back left Villarreal to join United six months ago, and has since made 17 appearances in all competitions for Mourinho's side.

United will be without Bailly when they face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday as Mourinho's men look to keep pace in the race for a top-four spot.

Kick off is at 17:00.

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