Saturday 24 February 2018

Watch: Jose Mourinho's first signing is pulling out all the stops on his Man United debut

Eric Bailly
Eric Bailly

Tom Rooney

While Jose Mourinho expressed his trepidation with regards to Eric Bailly’s ability to be immediately deployed in the Premier League, he’ll have been suitably impressed by the sumptuous manner in which the Ivorian dealt with a typically English long ball this afternoon.

United defeated Wigan by 2-0 at  in the DW Stadium in a pre-season friendly, which marked the first game of the Mourinho era. While United were without their Euro 2016 participants, the Portuguese coach handed debuts to new recruits Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The 22-year-old centre half has certainly put his best foot forward with a gorgeous piece of skill in dealing with a looping Wigan clearance.

The opposition is certainly not elite, but the man who arrived from Villarreal appears undaunted by donning the famous red jersey.

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