Bailly hails Mourinho.

  • Bailly has made 11 Premier League appearances for United since joining the Red Devils.

  • Former Villarreal defender hopes to get better under Mourinho.

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is hoping he enjoys a long stay at Old Trafford and has hailed manager Jose Mourinho as the best coach in the world. The 22-year-old defender, who sealed a move from La Liga side Villarreal to Old Trafford during the summer for a fee reportedly worth £30m, is delighted to be working under Mourinho. "He's a great manager, the best in the world, it is a pleasure to work and learn with him," Bailly said. "I hope it continues like this and that I stay at United for a long time.

"I'm truly happy, with my team and my team-mates. Bit by bit, I'm getting to know more." The Ivorian also compared the Premier League to LaLiga, noting major differences. "From what I see, football in Spain, they also have a great league," Bailly said. "LaLiga is the best in the world, but here it is different, very direct, there is more contact and more strength. "And like I said, little by little, and with more training under this manager, I hope to improve. Manchester is a nice place, I'm happy here."

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