Eric Bailly has signed a new contract to keep him at Manchester United at least until June 2024.
Bailly’s previous deal was slated to expire at the end of next season, but the 27-year-old defender has agreed to conditions to extend his stay.
The Ivorian center-back, who has the option to extend his new contract by 12 months, has only made 15 appearances in another injured season for United and is eager for those problems behind him.
“I’m very happy. This decision is something I didn’t have to think about, I love this club and I love playing for Manchester United,” said Bailly.
“I am happy and my family too, everything is fine. Now the moment with my injury is over and I’m in good shape and feeling great, and that’s it. A new contract is like a new challenge and I am ready for it.
Bailly, who joined United from Villarreal for £ 30million in 2016, suffered another setback when he tested positive for coronavirus while on an international mission.
Having won the Europa League with United four years ago, he looks forward to lifting the same trophy again next month ahead of a semi-final first leg against Roma this week and also intends to clinch a first Premier title. League.
Bailly added: “We are in a good position. We have the Europa League and we’re second in the Premier League and that’s great.
“We hope to be able to win this trophy [Europa League] – it’s very important for us and for the fans and for the season. We want to finish well in the Premier League as well, I’m sure we will.
“I hope I can be ready and not hurt myself, be strong and finish the season well. I hope to win the Europa League this season. We will have more challenges next season – I hope for the Champions League – and for me my dream is to win the Premier League, it is my big dream.
When asked if a Premier League title challenge could be considered next season, he replied: “I believe, I believe. I believe in my teammates. We are a good young team. The team wants to improve and this is very important for the group for next season.