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Eric Bailly Has Signed 3 Years Extension Deal With Man Utd

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It's been gathered that Eric Bailly has signed a new Manchester United contract to stay at Old Trafford until 2024, with the option of a further year.

The Ivorian was initially unhappy at the club after he wasn't getting regular playing time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He was suggest to submit a transfer request at the end of the current season but it appears that the manager has convinced him to stay.

According to reports gathered, Solskjaer feels Bailly still has a future at Manchester United and will be in his plans going forward with the Old Trafford outfit.

He has made 100 appearances in all competitions since his arrival in 2016. After signing the new contract, he express his delight as he put pen to paper to remain at Old Trafford. 

He added that he loves playing for the club and sees the club as his second home and family. 
Bailly told Manchester United official website: "I’m very happy. This decision is something I didn’t have to think about, I love this club and I love playing for Manchester United. I’m happy and so are my family, everything is good.

"Now the moment with my injury has passed and I’m fit and feel good, and that’s it. A new contract is like a new challenge and I’m ready for this. For me, it’s the dream to be here. Now it’s my fifth season and I hope to be here a long time." 

Eric Bailly recently returned to the team after he recovered from COVID-19. Bailly has only made 15 appearances for United this season. The defender haven't enjoyed a smooth campaign due to injuries which has seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prefer Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof as his center back options. 

If you recall that Bailly moved from Villareal in the summer of 2016. He signed his first extension contract in January 2020 to keep him at the club until the end of the 2021-22 campaign.

Bailly added: "We are in a good position. We have the Europa League and we are second in the league and that is very good. We hope we can win this trophy [Europa League] – it is very important for us and for the fans and for the season. We want to finish well in the Premier League as well, I’m sure we will."

Solskjaer said: "I am pleased that Eric has signed this new contract. He is still learning and improving all of the time under the coaches here. Eric has improved his robustness since my time as manager and he will continue to play a significant part in the squad.

"He possesses fantastic speed, timing of tackle and has that aggression which, of course, you need as a centre-back. He is a popular member of the squad and we look forward to continuing to work with him going forward."

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