Ivory Coast international Eric Bertrand Bailly took on Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford as two players who impressed him during his time with the Red Devils.
What did Eric Bailly say?
Eric Bailly hasn’t completely cut ties with Manchester United, but the player has been allowed to join Marseille on loan during the summer transfer window and there appears to be a surplus of demands at Old Trafford. Questions of form and fitness have occasionally delayed him with Manchester United, limiting him to 113 appearances over six seasons, but he has enjoyed working with some superstar forwards who have impressed him despite attracting criticism from afar.
Asked to name his best teammates in England, the Ivory Coast international defender said he knew many great players in Manchester. But according to Eric Bailly, if he has to talk about everyone who impressed him, they will never finish this interview! There was incredible talent, both old and young. Eric Bailly says someone like Rashford really blew me away. Martial too.
The Ivory Coast international has reunited with one of the former Red Devils teammates in Marseille, with Chilean forward Sanchez in the process of rebuilding his reputation amid disappointing gimmicks at Man Utd and Inter.
Eric said about the South American that Alexis Sanchez is passionate, he has a grind, an energy that he gives to the people around him. This is what he demonstrates again here in OM. He also had a hard time in Manchester. Bailly is happy to find him here. “On the field, when you see him, it makes you want to go out, his way of pushing, his dirt, his rage when you’re behind him motivates you,” said Eric Bailly.
A little about Eric Bailly
Eric Bailly is on contract at Old Trafford until 2024, but the deal that brought the player to Marseille includes a purchase commitment and the expectation that his time at the PL has come to an end.