Eric Bailly has no intentions of signing a new contract with Manchester United after the “final straw” this week.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed United are in talks with the Ivory Coast defender over a new deal at Old Trafford. Bailly’s contract contract has 16 months to run and United want an extension, but Bailly is not so keen.
The Sun report that the 26-year-old “plans to snub” the new offer after being left out of the Europa League win over AC Milan.
As per the source, Bailly was “upset and furious” at being overlooked again by Solskjaer having played in the first leg at Old Trafford. Instead Solskjaer went with Victor Lindelof alongside Harry Maguire as United shut-out the Rossoneri to win 1-0.
The paper suggests that Bailly’s anger has come to a head and that he will not pen the 12-month contract extension that is on the table at Old Trafford.
The outlet quote a ‘ dressing-room insider’: “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.”
Apparently Bailly remains disgruntled after being left out of the Europa League semi-final defeat to Sevilla last summer. The centre-back, who has made seven Premier League starts this campaign, had played in the four Europa games previous to the last-four game with the LaLiga outfit.
Bailly injury prone
Bailly was benched for the game in Cologne with Lindelof once again getting the nod in his place. The former Villarreal man has also been upset at suggestions from Solskajer that he is injury prone.
Only last week Solskajer opened up on the reasons behind Bailly’s lack of action.
“Yeah, we have started talking to Eric and Eric’s representatives,” Solskjaer told reporters.
“Eric is keeping fitter for longer and you can see his performances as well. I have been very happy with him.
“His playing style has made him miss too many games because 100 games, that’s not enough for the period that he has been here.
“He is getting more and more robust. He is one we are talking to.”