Zidane is football’s greatest ever player

| 12th Oct 2016

Zidane is football’s greatest ever player

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has identified himself as a fan of Juventus and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, whom he described as football’s greatest-ever player.

The summer signing from Villarreal discussed the iconic World Cup winner in the ‘Football & Me’ section of his recent exclusive interview with United Review, the official match programme at Old Trafford for the Manchester derby on 10 September. Here are the Ivorian’s five quickfire answers…

The greatest-ever African footballer…
It has to be my friend, Didier Drogba.

Football’s greatest-ever player…
For me, it’s Zinedine Zidane.

Best goal you have ever seen…
The goal in the Champions League final scored by Zidane against Bayer Leverkusen [May, 2002].

Other positions you have played…
I have never played in goal! I was a defensive midfielder when I was young at Espanyol, but I’m a central defender – always.

Biggest remaining ambition…
To win the Champions League with United. Definitely!