Solskjaer confirms Manchester United are in contract talks with player

Photo: Getty images

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the club are in contract talks with Manchester United defender Eric Bailly.

The 26 year old Ivory Coast international arrived at Old Trafford from Villarreal in 2016 for £30m but has endured an injury hit spell at the club, making his 100th appearance for United on Thursday against AC Milan.

Bailly’s current deal with the club is set to expire in the summer of 2022 and Solskjaer has confirmed Manchester United are in talks with the defender to extend his contract with the club.

“Yes we are talking to Eric and Eric’s representatives,” Solskjaer said.

“He is keeping fitter for longer and you can see his performances as well and I have been very happy with him.

“His playing style has sometimes made him lose too many games because 100 games that is not enough for the period he has been here.

“He is getting more and more robust so yes he is one we are talking to.”