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Bailly takes swipe at Mourinho with Solskjaer comments

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Eric Bailly insists it is extremely important to work under the guidance of a former football player, that is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United signed Eric Bailly from Villareal in the summer of 2016 for a fee of €38 million.

The 25-year old was former United boss Jose Mourinho’s very first signing but recurring injuries have forced his time in the Premier League to be severely limited so far.

Despite having only played four matches in all competitions this season, Bailly is enjoying the leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and seems to have caught a break under him.

Speaking to ESPN FC, the Ivory Coast international also suggested that he has a personal relationship with Solskjaer.

“Yeah, it’s also important being able to work with someone who is a former player,” Bailly said.

“Someone who understands the players’ situations, understands all the things that can happen from time to time.

“Because football is not just played on the pitch, it’s also about all the things that go on around the game, the things that people don’t see. He is someone that gets that and it helps the team a lot.

“Besides being a coach, he’s just a normal person you know? I would say like an uncle.”