Manchester United fans react as Eric Bailly extends Old Trafford stay
It represents a remarkable turnaround for a player who appeared to be on his way out until very recently. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had earlier hinted that talks were taking place between the club and the player. It would appear that he was right not to be worried.
With his future at the club secured, Bailly is now aiming to remain injury-free, lift the Europa League trophy this term, and then sustain a push for the Premier League title in 2021/22.
The Ivory Coast international believes penning fresh terms was a no-brainer and he is glad to have done so. He has professed his love for the club and is keen to be part of a brighter tomorrow.
“A new contract is like a new challenge and I’m ready for this.”
He has gone on to add that signing the new deal is a sign of his commitment to the club and his teammates. Hopefully, better times await the 27-year-old.
“That’s why I say the new contract shows the group has confidence in me – the coach, the staff and the players and, for me, that is very important.”
The club’s decision to extend Bailly’s deal could be a ploy to maintain the defender’s value. How this impacts our efforts to land another defender in the summer remains to be seen.
We take a look at how some United fans reacted to the news.
United fans react as Bailly signs new deal
And to reward him for signing this deal. Ole will bench him till the deal expires. Congratulations Bailley— Danïęł (@D_Simba94) April 26, 2021
Best CB we have ! Hopefully he can stay fit !— sean mc mullan (@mullywtfc) April 26, 2021
Hopefully just so we Get more money for him this summer— RunkeGlenn (@RunkeGlenn) April 26, 2021
that means we aint signing a cb this summer loooool— Lewis (@utd_Lewis) April 26, 2021
Tbh we can actually sell Bailly at a decent price now 🤨— Nasif Rafsan (@nrafsan58) April 26, 2021
Good decision but we’ll only know how good as time goes on. His talent is clear and he’s arguably one of the better defenders at the club, just hope he remains fit.— ManUnitedMedia (@ManUnitedMedia) April 26, 2021
This is such obvious pr spin 😂 #glazerOUT— kyal (@kyal87725493) April 26, 2021
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How’s it a good decision exactly? Just shows we’re not getting a new centre back in the summer and rewarding Someone who’s been injured most of his mufc career— Cahir (@CahirMufc02) April 26, 2021
There goes our CB budget for the summer 😬— Abeer Singh (@AbhishreySR) April 26, 2021
Club makes absolutely no sense whatsoever… he literally sits on the bench every week and never plays, same as Phil Jones – and yet you reward him with a new deal.— Adrian (@Adrian23Hall) April 26, 2021
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