Eric Bailly has signed a contract extension at Manchester United running until 2024 with the option of a further year.

The Ivorian defender received offers from Italian and Spanish clubs, but he turned them down to stay at Manchester United.

Eric Bailly: 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. I’m happy and so are my family, everything is good. Now the moment with my injury has passed and I’m fit and feel good, and that’s it. A new contract is like a new challenge and I’m ready for this.”

Eric Bailly
Eric Bailly signs new United deal

“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,” he said. “And that’s why I made this decision to stay at the club.”

He joined Manchester United from Villarreal in 2016 and hopes to stay at club for much longer.

“For me, it’s the dream to be here. Now it’s my fifth season and I hope to be here a long time.”

“We are in a good position. We have the Europa League and we are second in the league and that is very good. We hope we can win this trophy [Europa League] – it is 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, he added.

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