Having arrived from Spanish side Villareal in a £30m deal back in the summer of 2016, Eric Bailly has had a wretched run of luck at Manchester United.
The Ivory Coast international has had his Old Trafford career blighted by serious injuries, meaning that he has played just 74 times for the Red Devils since joining. The 25-year-old has been out of action this season with a knee problem suffered against Tottenham in pre-season earlier in the summer, and there is a real question mark over his long-term future at United.
His current contract expires at the end of the campaign, and The Sun now claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will take up an option that will extend Bailly’s deal by an extra year. The report reveals that this is down to ensuring they do not lose the centre-back on a free transfer.
After hearing the update on Bailly’s contract, United fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the situation.
Many supporters of the Manchester side insisted they couldn’t believe the club would be thinking of extending the Ivorian’s deal, and insisted his injury troubles have proven that he wouldn’t be worth it.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
He’ll be back for one game will get injured and be out for the season again.
— Will (@itswill1234) November 19, 2019
I prefer Rojo, he’s proved his worth
— Richard_ireri (@richard_ireri) November 19, 2019
Definitely agree, hes been so useful being out injured almost constantly
— Jacob (@JRfrombefore) November 19, 2019
Always worked well in the past..
— Kjetil (@Kjetil75361447) November 19, 2019
And that’s why we shouldn’t be extending his contract. This club isn’t ruthless in any way shape or form
— Supreme mate 🏴 (@alexiszyn) November 20, 2019
should sell and promote tuanzebe. he cant be relied upon with injuries so often
— . (@WhyAlwaysLukaku) November 19, 2019
— ً (@UtdMxtt) November 19, 2019