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Man Utd defender Bailly full of admiration for Leicester great Vardy

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has admitted his admiration for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

The Foxes' forward has played a total of 16 games against United and he's scored six goals across those appearances.

Bailly has explained that he 'likes' Vardy, but he admitted that the Leicester star is a hard opponent to control.

"I like Vardy because he's a hard striker, he's very difficult [to play against]," Bailly told Poet & Vuj.

"He's a big fight in a game. When you get Vardy, you need to go strong. If you don't go strong, you go down.

"He's good, I like him. This is guy is too strong, I go to him and get him off the pitch. The first game [Bailly played versus Vardy] was the final, I remember. It was the Community Shield, we won 2-1 and Jesse scored the goal. That was my first game against him.

"I had heard about him because the season before they win and I needed to watch videos and thought this striker is a big problem."

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