Eric Bailly Manchester United defender ordered to start English classes by Jose Mourino

Bailly, who is a £30million summer signing from Villarreal has been impressive since joining Manchester United.

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Eric Bailly play Eric Bailly (Man United via Getty Images )
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Manchester United defender, Eric Bailly has been ordered to start English classes to help him settle more at the club.

Bailly, who is a £30million summer signing from Villarreal has been impressive since joining Manchester United.

To further make him bed in well at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has ordered the defender to take English classes to communicate well with his teammates.

Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling play Eric Bailly has been having difficulties communicating with his teammates at United due to language barrier (Simon Stacpoole / Offside)

 

Bailly from Ivory Coast has French as his primary language while he learnt Spanish while playing in Spain for Espanyol and Villarreal.

The defender has been finding it difficult to communicate properly with his colleagues and the defender is keen to learn more English.

The people have been very friendly with me, the players too,' Bailly told ESPN.

There are players who speak Spanish and French and they help me integrate. I've just started having English classes, too. Little by little.

Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia play Eric Bailly has been ordered to take English classes so he can communicate well with his teammates ( REUTERS)

 

It's important for the other players to have confidence in you. It was my dream since being a child to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world and now I'm here, I'm going to take that chance.

From when I heard United were interested in me, I've been very happy. Manchester as a city is tranquil, very different to Barcelona, but it's a good place to be a footballer.”

The defender is currently with the Ivory Coast national team as they face Mali in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

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