Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has signed a new contract with the club until summer 2024, with the option of a further year.
Bailly’s deal was due to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season, but he has now agreed to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international signed from Villarreal in 2016 and made his 100th appearance for United this season.
Bailly’s new contract comes despite a source close to him telling Sky Sports News in March that the centre-back felt as though he would never be able to establish himself as a first-choice player under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The source said:
“Eric loves the club and the fans, his family are settled in Manchester and he’d like nothing more than to spend the rest of his career at Old Trafford.
“But he feels the club has been very disrespectful towards him and frankly he’s had enough. He feels that no matter what he does, he will never be first choice for Ole.
“He now realises he’s too good and too young to spend his time sitting on the bench.”