Bailly assured of United’s future



ERIC  Bailly has been given assurances over his Manchester United future after January interest from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.

The Ivory Coast centre-back, 24, has started just one Premier League game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since his straight red against Bournemouth last month.

But the pair held talks after Bailly’s suspension when it was made clear he is in the caretaker boss’ plans for the big games coming up.

The £30million signing from Villarreal two-and-a-half years ago returned to the starting line-up in the win over Leicester at the weekend.

And Solskjaer is considering using him and Victor Lindelof to cope with Kylian Mbappe’s pace in the Champions League tie against PSG starting on Tuesday.

PSG are among the team who are monitoring Bailly’s situation and whether he becomes available.

Arsenal were also keen on a loan but United ruled out a short-term switch to one of their rivals.

United’s win at the King Power saw them replace the Gunners in fifth place, who were beaten at Manchester City.

The Red Devils are now just two points behind Chelsea who occupy the final Champions League spot.

Next up for Solskjaer’s men is a trip to Craven Cottage to face strugglers Fulham on Saturday.

- SunSport


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