Eric Bailly is an Ivorian defender, born on 12th April 1994, who plays for Manchester United. Bailly started his professional career with Espanyol, joining them in 2011. However, work permit issues meant he had to wait until the 2013-14 season to make his debut for the ‘B’ team. October 2014 saw Bailly step up to the Espanyol first team, before joining Villarreal in January 2015. Bailly’s reputation grew rapidly during his time with Villarreal, which led to him joining Manchester United in June 2016. The Ivorian made his senior debut for his country in January 2015.