Give it a few more years, and Bailly is sure to be shooting to the top of this list. The young Ivorian arrived at Manchester United last summer and has already established himself as one of the best centre-backs in Europe. His performances have already made his £30m fee seem like a bargain, and under Mourinho Bailly is only going to get better and better as he ages.
Jose Mourinho has completed his first signing of the summer, with Victor Lindelof’s move to Manchester United finally confirmed.
It is hardly surprising his first move in the transfer market was to bring in a centre-back, as he looks to return the Red Devils to the pinnacle of English and European football.
Throughout his career Mourinho has helped develop some of the best defenders in the European game, and Lindelof is sure to become exceptional under the Portuguese coach’s guidance.
But just who is the best defender to have played under Mourinho? talkSPORT have taken a look back at his career, and rank Mourinho’s 10 best ever centre-backs.
You can see the top 10 by clicking the right arrow, above…