Eric Bailly reveals he still can't understand Jesse Lingard's accent after five and a half years at Man Utd

MANCHESTER UNITED defender Eric Bailly has revealed that he still sometimes struggles with British accents.

The Ivory Coast international joked that Jesse Lingard is particularly hard to understand.

In an interview with Poet and Vuj on their YouTube channel the 27-year-old admitted that the language was the hardest thing to adapt to when he moved to the UK.

Bailly said: "The language, they're different, Liverpool, United they're all different.

"When I go to London it's better."

When David Vujanic jokingly asked if he needed subtitles, the defender replied: "When Jesse starts to talk sometimes I'm like hey, come on, slow! and I don't understand!

"It's crazy!"

In the interview he also revealed that Jamie Vardy is one of the most difficult strikers to play against: "I like Vardy because he is a hard striker, it's very difficult.

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"When you go against Vardy you need to go get strong, if you don't go strong you go down, that's why he's good."

Bailly is currently in his sixth season at Manchester United and has made over 100 appearances for the club.

He is expected to start for the Red Devils in their next fixture against Burnley after being recalled to the squad whilst on international duty for the Ivory Coast in their preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations.

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