Man Utd triggers two-year extension in Bailly's contract

Eric Bailly is set to remain at Manchester United until 2022 after the club extended his deal, Omnisport understands.

Eric Bailly has made 50 Premier League appearances across three-and-a-half injury-hit campaigns.   -  Getty Images

Manchester United have triggered an extension clause in Eric Bailly's contract to keep the defender at the club until the end of the 2021-22 season.

Bailly, who signed for United from Villarreal in 2016 for a reported £30million fee, has made 50 Premier League appearances across three-and-a-half injury-hit campaigns.

The centre-back is yet to appear at all for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side this season due to a knee injury, though he is nearing a comeback after featuring for United's Under-23s on January 10.

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Omnisport now understands United has taken up the option to extend the 25-year-old's deal, which had been set to expire at the end of the campaign.

While Bailly will be staying put, United has allowed Ashley Young – who has been replaced by Harry Maguire as the Red Devils' captain – to leave the club for Serie A title-challenger Inter.

Sporting CP playmaker and Portugal international Bruno Fernandes, meanwhile, continues to be linked with a big-money switch to Old Trafford.

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