Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Eric Bailly's performance v Bournemouth

Manchester United's Eric Bailly is shown a yellow card by referee Craig Pawson

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly made his Premier League debut at the Vitality Stadium.

Manchester United's Eric Bailly is shown a yellow card by referee Craig PawsonManchester 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 WilsonManchester 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'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 VardyManchester 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...

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