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Eric Bailly joined Manchester United from Villarreal in the summer of 2016 and quickly made a name for himself at Old Trafford.

  • Position


  • Country

    Ivory Coast

  • Date of birth

    12 Apr 1994

  • Joined

    8 Jun 2016

  • United debut

    7 Aug 2016

    v Leicester City (N)

To play football at the highest level is all I have ever wanted to do.

Loan Watch: Kovar makes his debut


Our round-up of Reds on loan overseas includes Matej Kovar's first appearance for Sparta Prague.

  • published time 2 week agoNews

Loan Watch: Laird scores for QPR


Ethan Laird bags a maiden first-team goal and Hannibal makes his Birmingham bow.

  • published time 3 week agoNews

Loan Watch: Bailly makes Marseille bow


An eventful weekend for United's loanees comprised a debut, two assists and a penalty save.

  • published time 4 week agoNews

Transfer news: Bailly secures loan move


Eric joins a French club for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.

  • published time Aug 22News

Who won Man of the Match?


It was a close fight, with six Reds polling strongly in our fan vote.

  • published time Jul 22News

Why fans were talking about Bailly's performance


Watch Eric Bailly's best bits against Liverpool to see why the Ivorian was trending at full-time...

Pellistri nets after Bailly's surging run


Eric Bailly burst out of defence to create the move that led to Facundo Pellistri's goal, live on MUTV...

More players back for second week


The Reds' ranks are swelled by the return of some familiar faces to Carrington.

  • published time Jul 22News

Ralf's team news for Brighton away


At the start of his press conference, Rangnick gave this update on the squad and who might face Brighton...

  • published time May 22Video

Happy birthday, Eric Bailly!


United Daily marks Bailly's birthday, hears from Berbatov and Coppell, and recalls a landmark Wembley win 30 years on...

  • published time Apr 22Video

Bailly: Why the Ivory Coast is special


Make time for our recent interview with Eric Bailly, which takes a deep dive into his love for the Ivory Coast...

  • published time Apr 22Video

Who is United's best presser?


We look at some of the stats relating to the hounding of the opposition.

Bailly proud to fly Ivory Coast flag


In our exclusive interview with the United defender, Eric explains what it means to him to represent his country.

  • published time Mar 22News

Bailly: We have to stay focused


Eric is fit and ready to help the Reds kick on in the race for a top-four place in the Premier League.

  • published time Feb 22News

Bailly: I'm fit again after AFCON


Watch part of Eric Bailly's big United Review interview, reflecting on AFCON and looking ahead to our season run-in...

  • published time Feb 22Video