Manchester United have made the news of Eric Bailly’s contract extension official and it seems it’s rubbed a few fans the wrong way. The t...
Official. Eric Bailly has signed his contract extension with Manchester United - he received approaches from Italian and Spanish clubs, turned down to stay at #MUFC. 🔴 #ManUtd pic.twitter.com/4oMWdJgJm8— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 26, 2021
Bailly on renewing his #mufc contract: "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." #mulive— utdreport (@utdreport) April 26, 2021
Fans would react to this news in a rather disappointed manner:
On his day, Eric Bailly is probably one of the best CB’s in the league. Problem is, those days aren’t frequent enough. It’s always been the same pattern with him. He’ll play well for 2-3 games, then would be out injured for the next 4-5. It’s a risk.— Ryan. 🔰 (@Vintage_Utd) April 26, 2021
I've always liked Bailly but the new deal seems weird tho. Can't see Ole changing his mind on Maguire & Lindelof partnership for Eric. He could've done that already. Sell on Value? 🤷🏾♂️— 🔰 Flex 🔰 (@FlexUTD) April 26, 2021
That Bailly contract is pure money saving spin. If we had money to spend we'd let him go. And the timing of the announcement lol! No way that would've happened today if the club wasn't under such a cloud of negativity— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) April 26, 2021
Although it wouldn’t be a surprise if he ended up seeing out his new contract either.