Eric Bailly: I plan on sticking around at Manchester United

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United’s Eric Bailly has insisted he plans on sticking around amidst rumours of his unhappiness and desire to leave.

The Ivorian has had a turbulent second season at Old Trafford having impressed during his first with reports claiming he’s unhappy with his game time.

However, Bailly has suffered from injuries this campaign and that’s the cause of his lack of minutes as Jose Mourinho clearly favours him.

The centre-back is perhaps United’s best defender when fit and free of injury so there’s hope he can put behind him this difficult season.

The former Villareal man can still end the campaign strongly should he play the few remaining Premier League matches as well as the FA Cup final.

According to Manchester Evening News, Eric said: “After my great first season here I did have a difficult spell with my second season injury and that lay off, but that’s just a part of football.

“I would still say it has been a good season, with a lot of matches played and just a few left. I’ve enjoyed it, and I’m back now, playing again, feeling good and feeling happy.

“I’m planning to stick around and to keep improving here.”

The rumours of his desire to leave appeared to be bizarre in the first place with it not being built on any real foundation.

It was said Eric Bailly was disillusioned with his match time but how can a player feel that way when they’ve been injured for the majority of the time?

What makes it stranger is how Mourinho has more often than not tried to play him whenever he’s available, even if it’s right after returning from injury.

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