Manchester United’s squad is looking pretty thin on the ground right now – largely due to injuries decimating the squad.
Defensively, the Reds have been without Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones for prolonged periods due to treatment table woes. Though it seems like they’re on all their way back.
The former, in particular, has impressed. Many tend to forget just how brilliant he was during his debut season. However, long-term injuries have absolutely derailed his career.
That hasn’t stopped United keeping their faith in Bailly, mind. According to Sky Sports News, United have triggered a two-year extension clause in the 25-year-old’s contract – despite the fact that he’s yet to play this season.
To me, this just seems like the Red Devils protecting their asset – which is exactly what they should be doing. Bailly cost £30million, he’s 25. Even if United plan on selling the Ivorian, at least they’re going to get some sort of transfer fee back for him.
For Bailly, it’s about getting fit and trying to force his way into this United team. Don’t forget that outside of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, Solskjaer doesn’t have a wealth of centre-half options to choose from, so there could well be an opening there…