Manchester United defender Eric Bailly would like to play alongside Victor Lindelof. Lindelof, who is reportedly edging closer to a move from Benfica to Old Trafford, has been praised by the Ivory Coast centre-back - who wants to play with the 22-year-Old at the Theatre of Dreams. "I hope to play with him. Hopefully he will help us," Bailly told Fotbollskanalen after his nation's 2-1 win over Sweden in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
"He is a very good player. He has great qualities and will certainly do well if he comes to us."
Read More: Chicharito happy at Bayer Leverkusen. Bailly also reckons Lindelof's arrival will increase the competition for places at the back and also boost the Red Devils defence "We have many good central defenders - Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones - but I hope I get to play with Lindelof," he said. "I don't have a guaranteed place and I know I have to be good to play. We're all fighting to play. I think we have done well. We have done our best. "The day we get to play, if it comes, we must take advantage of that opportunity. I think we would fit well together."
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