Valencia manager Marcelino thinks Eric Bailly’s persistent injury problems have been a major block in his development since his move to Manchester United but backs him to be successful at the club.
Bailly had a good start to his United career but his injuries have seen his stock falling down at the Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho himself sanctioned his signing when he took charge of United but he has failed to establish himself at the club.
On Wednesday the 24 year old will come face to face with his former manager Marcelino who was in charge of Villarreal when United came calling for his service back in 2016.
Bailly is likely to be given a rare start as Mourinho wants to provide some much needed rest to some of the regulars. Marcelino said, “I was so lucky to have Eric as a footballer, as a player
“He’s an extraordinary player and an extraordinary person. I’m so sorry for his injuries, because I know his performances are conditioned by this.
“I know he is having a hard time and suffering when trying to have a stable rhythm in the team.
“I wish nothing but the best for him and I feel his youth will help him through these hard times and he will be very impressive for United.
“I think he’s playing really well for United when he plays, but because of his injuries he’s not getting the luck he deserves.”