Manchester United's Eric Bailly is shown a yellow card
It is early days, but so far Manchester United appear to have spent their money wisely on new signing Eric Bailly.
The centre-back started against Bournemouth in the 3-1 win alongside Daley Blind, with Chris Smalling suspended for the fixture.
Manchester United's Eric Bailly in action with Bournemouth's Callum Wilson
Bailly showed no signs of nervousness in his first Premier League match, picking up where he left off in the Community Shield win over Leicester City the previous weekend.
The Ivorian was Jose Mourinho's first summer signing, buying Bailly for £30m from Villarreal, and it seems the new boss picked his new centre-back shrewdly.
Bailly's performance was praised by Times writer Henry Winter, who lauded the 22-year-old's display as reminiscent of Nemanja Vidic.
Bailly the wall. Early days/tougher tests to come but #mufc might finally have the type of commanding centre-back they’ve lacked since Vidic— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) August 14, 2016
Bailly's start is very encouraging, and he was voted man-of-the-match despite impressive performances from several attacking players, including fellow new addition Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Manchester United's Eric Bailly in action with Leicester City's Jamie Vardy
Here is a look at how supporters reacted on Twitter to Bailly's performance...
2 games 2 man of the matches for Bailly. The guy is a tank. Hopefully he doesn't do a Darmian on us #mufc— Dylan (@dylanhurley94) August 14, 2016
Eric Bailly is beginning to look like our best summer signing. A beast of a player, and still so composed. #MUFC— Nipun Tewari (@NipunSyn) August 14, 2016
Bailly and Ibra had great debuts. Good start and can't wait to see how good we can actually be with Pogba. Excited for the season #MUFC— ρ ε ｨ ε ʀ (@peterswanelo) August 14, 2016
Like the looks of bailly. Looks a top player who will only get better with experience. Carrying Rooney though he needs dropping #MUFC— ben mellors (@bmellors) August 14, 2016
Eric bailly was really impressive didnt panic at all and was a rock #MUFC— Nick Ryan™ (@NicholasRyan89) August 14, 2016
Been really impressed with bailly so far... quick, strong, composed and also reads the game! #mufc— Uncle Drew (@General_Curtis) August 14, 2016