Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reassures 24-year-old about Man United future – report

The Manchester United manager has told Eric Bailly that he remains part of his plans at Old Trafford, according to a report in England

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Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Eric Bailly has been told by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the Ivorian defender remains part of his plans at Manchester United, according to a report in England.

The Sun is reporting that Bailly sought out reassurances about his future at Manchester United after a difficult 2018-19 season so far.

The same article states that the Ivory Coast international was the subject of interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal and Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window.

According to the same story, the former Villarreal defender was concerned about a lack of opportunities under the Norwegian head coach, having made three appearances since Solskjaer’s appointment.

The Sun goes on to add that the Manchester United interim manager has told Bailly that he remains part of his plans and could even feature against PSG in the Champions League next week.

Bailly’s three appearances since Solskjaer’s appointment came in victories over Bournemouth, Arsenal and Leicester City.

Jose Mourinho signed Bailly in a £30m deal in the 2016 summer transfer window after the Ivory Coast international reached the Europa League semi-finals in 2016.

The African defender fell out of favour under the Portuguese head coach to raise questions about his future at the Old Trafford side.

Manchester United will take on Fulham on Sunday before their Champions League clash against PSG.

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