Manchester United centre back Eric Bailly arrived at Old Trafford last summer as a relatively unknown figure in English football. However, the Ivorian has played an impressive role in United's defence this season since his move from Villarreal.
One attribute that has helped the 23-year-old settle into Mourinho's first-team is his searing pace - which he demonstrated in United's Europa League victory over Anderlecht on Thursday night. Bailly went head to head with Anderlecht winger Frank Acheampong - who has a 91 rating for sprint speed on FIFA 17, fact fans - but the United star left his opponent in his tracks.
Trying to beat Bailly for pace can be a bit demoralising pic.twitter.com/KpyVL9F8fO
— (@brazyCuh) 21 April 2017
Acheampong then collapsed to the ground, seemingly complaining of cramp. United fans were quick to react on twitter during the match - surprised at Bailly's explosive pace.
Had no clue Bailly had pace..guy is fast!! @Iamwillies
— Roby njagy (@njatunchy) 20 April 2017
Bailly's so fast achempong gave up and got cramp trying to out pace him in a foot race
— Jacob GS (@Jacobgs1) 20 April 2017
Lmaooooo man thought he could beat Bailly for pace. He's ended his career doing that lmao.
— John (@VintageScholesy) 20 April 2017
It took an extra-time winner from Marcus Rashford to help United progress from their quarter-final tie 3-2 on aggregate . The Red Devils will now face Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the competition.