Bailly open to Lindelof partnership

Bailly open to Lindelof partnership
Le défenseur central de Manchester United Eric Bailly

by Staff Reporter

Monday Jan 09, 2017. 15:30

Cote d'Ivoire and Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has revealed that he would welcome the opportunity to play alongside Victor Lindelof at United.

The Elephants defender, who is heading to the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, was speaking after their 2-1 win over Sweden in a friendly.

Lindelof has been linked with a move to the Red Devils in the English Premier League for some time, with Bailly saying the 22-year-old is a great defender.

Despite manager Jose Mourinho indicating that he isn't panicking to make a January purchase to offset the loss of Bailly due to AFCON, Bailly has heaped praise on Lindelof.


"I hope to play with him. Hopefully he will help us," he told Fotbollskanalen in Abu Dhabi.

"He is a very good player. He has great qualities and will certainly do well if he comes to us.

"We have many good central defenders - Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones, but I hope I get to play with Lindelof.

"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."

The Elephants are the continent's defending champions and will resume their Group C campaign against Togo on Monday, January 16.

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