Man Utd out-of-favour defender set to sign new contract

By | March 29, 2021

Eric Bailly has allegedly expressed doubt over the worthiness of a fresh contract at Manchester United.

The Ivory Coast international defender has fallen out of favour under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this term, failing to feature in any of the club’s last three games.

Speculation over Eric’s future has grown in the latest weeks amid suggestions that the centre-half is unhappy at his lack of game time.

The 26-year-old star has just 15 months remaining on his existing contract at Old Trafford, and Sky Sports News reports that he is concerned penning an extension would only succeed in allowing the Red Devils to charge a higher transfer sum for his services this summer.

The report states that Bailly has confided in friends that he is resigned to never being a first-choice centre-half under Solskjaer and that he has reservations regarding the motive behind the club’s contract discussions.

The defender would allegedly love to spend the remainder of his professional career at Man United but is willing to reject an extension if he can gain more regular senior team football elsewhere.

Bailly joined the 20-time English champions back in 2016 and has gone on to feature in 100 matches for the club across all competitions.