Eric Bailly is set to reject a new contract offer from Manchester United.
Just as we were all started to be reeled back in by Eric Bailly, the Ivorian turned right back into his inconsistent self…
Bailly wouldn’t feature in the squad against AC Milan, while we all just presumed it was due to injury. Seemingly, that’s not the case.
According to The Sun, the 26-year-old United star is said to be ‘furious’ following a selection snub against AC Milan this Thursday – despite playing in the first leg at Old Trafford last week.
Apparently, he’s now going to turn down United’s latest contract offer, as he views Thursday’s squad omission as the ‘final straw’. This has lead to Bailly telling his mates that he’ll no longer put pen to paper on a one-year extension that he was actually due to sign next week.
A dressing room insider told The Sun:
“Eric has had enough now.
“He simply doesn’t feel wanted or respected by the manager.
“Eric doesn’t believe he gets any answers or explanation about the way he is treated and feels he is the easy option to leave out.
“It’s a real shame because Eric always tells us he loves the club and feels the respect of the fans.
“But it’s got to the point this week where he has to think about his future.”
Understandably, Bailly is annoyed by suggestions from fans (like myself) who continue to label him as injury-prone. However, if he’d put half as much energy into keeping fit that he does into this little burst of outrage, perhaps we wouldn’t be having this discussion.
I like Bailly. When fully fit, he’s amongst the best centre-backs in the country. The problem is, he just cannot stay healthy and I don’t see any way in which that changes any time soon.
I’d prefer to have him back there over Lindelof but at least the Ice Man can keep himself off the treatment table.
In the end, this all leads to United signing a new centre-half this summer. Whoever that player is, I just hope they’re the perfect complement for Harry Maguire, who deserves one consistent partner as he continues to be unfairly judged by the lack of quality around him.
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