Man Utd boss Mourinho will push Bailly hard in preseason

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plans to field Eric Bailly as much as possible in preseason.

The Mail says Mourinho is keen to overcome new signing Eric Bailly’s language struggles by playing him regularly throughout pre-season.

Bailly, a £30million summer arrival from Spanish side Villarreal, is currently unable to speak English making communication with his new team-mates difficult.

The defender made his United debut in the 2-0 pre-season win over Wigan but with Mourinho keen to get Bailly used to his new surroundings, that won’t be the last we see of him in friendly action.

Despite his language struggles, Bailly impressed against Wigan, playing for 82 minutes as goals from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira got Mourinho’s new era at Old Trafford off to a winning start.

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