Red Devils are prepared to extend centre-back Eric Bailly’s deal. Ivory Coast international’s current contract at Man United expires next summer, and Red Devils are not set to let him go for free. However, Eric, who joined Man United for £30m three years back, has played just 74 matches in all tournaments for the Red Devils.
Bailly never looked settled at Man United, as injuries and inconsistent form have dampened his time at Theatre of Dreams. Earlier in April, the 25-year-old centre-back had suffered a ligament injury in his right knee while playing against Chelsea in the Premier League.
However, Ivorian defender, who returned once again for Man United, picked up an injury with Tottenham in a pre-season friendly and had to undergo surgery finally. Since then, Eric has not featured in a single game for Man United and has been on the fringes this entire campaign.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils board are keen to extend his contract and do not want him to walk away for free. Including Bailly, Man United have six defenders in their squad at the moment. Joining him on the list of injured defenders is youngster Axel Tuanzebe, who impressed with his decent displays at the beginning of the campaign.
Other than Bailly and Tuanzebe, Ole Gunnar Solskjær currently has summer signing Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones at his disposal. With Norwegian coach often deploying Maguire and Lindelof together, Rojo and Jones have found it extremely difficult to start matches this campaign.