Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has warned his teammates to be mindful of ‘special’ Villarreal ahead of the Europa League final on May 26.
Wednesday’s encounter would unite the centre-back with his former club where he spent a year and a half before his move to Old Trafford in June 2016.
Although he has spent almost five years in England, Bailly admits that Villarreal made him a better player and he described the Yellow Submarine as a ‘special’ team.
He further advised his Manchester United teammates about the threats posed by Unai Emery’s side after they defeated Arsenal in the semi-finals.
“It is special. The team made me a better player,” Bailly told the club website when asked about his memories of the Estadio de la Ceramica.
“I played in this team. They beat Arsenal, we need to know that. They’re a good team and I played there before but now my team is United. Now, I come to fight for my team to win the final.”