Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eric Can Be the 'Future' of United Says Toure

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eric Can Be the 'Future' of United Says Toure

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ERIC Bailly can become one of the best defenders in the world, according to former City and Liverpool defender Kolo Toure.

The 22-year-old centre-half became Jose Mourinho's first signing at Old Trafford when he joined United from Villarreal in a Pounds 30m deal earlier this summer.

Toure played alongside Bailly for the Ivory Coast during the African Cup of Nations and praised his teammate following his move to the Premier League.

Since his arrival, Celtic defender Toure has offered Baily advice and encouragement and he has been pleased with the way the United centre-back has settled in England.

"He's a really composed boy who knows what he's here for," said Toure. "He's here to play football and he's really enjoying his time in Manchester with his family. …

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