Jose Mourinho believes new Manchester United signing Eric Bailly will need time to adapt to the Premier League.
The former Real Madrid manager got to see the 22-year-old in action for the first time in a 2-0 pre-season friendly victory against Wigan Athletic, and Mourinho believes that patience is needed when dealing with the former Villarreal defender.
Speaking to the club's official website, Mourinho said: "He’s a very young boy coming from a completely different environment, but you could see what he is at this moment.
"This was the first time he has worn a shirt like the Manchester United shirt. He can’t speak English and can only communicate with the ones who are French-speakers or Spanish."
Bailly formed an integral part of the La Liga outfit that conceded just 35 goals in 38 league matches in the 2015/16 campaign. Mourinho also revealed the reason behind giving the Ivory Coast international more game-time than other members of the first-team.
"I wanted to give him more minutes because he needs to play more than others. He needs to feel it and start communicating,"
"I will give him everything to try to make him better and better, like I did with other central defenders I’ve had in my hands," Mourinho said.