Eric Bailly reveals his best friend in football
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Eric Bailly reveals his best friend in football

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has revealed who his best friend in the game is. 

The Ivory Coast international, currently on international duty, has named Sevilla's Joan Jordan as the closest pal he has. 

The two played together at Espanyol, before Bailly left for Villareal, where he stayed until his move to Old Trafford. 

“My best friend is Joan Jordan,” he told Inside United. 

Adding: “The no.24 from Sevilla. He is my best friend in football and outside football. After that, I love all my team-mates - Juan [Mata], Bruno [Fernandes], Paul [Pogba], Anthony Martial. Everybody is important here in Manchester.”

He, however, declared that the person in his phone-book who gets the most calls or messages is his brother. 

Bailly also revealed he still is in close contact with former Man United captain Antonio Valencia, who is currently with Queretaro in Mexico, and Bayer Leverkusen's Tim Fosu-Mensah. 

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