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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds Eric Bailly talks to resolve future


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds Eric Bailly talks to resolve future

Ole assures Bailly of playing time

Manchester United's interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly offered assurances to Eric Bailly that he has a long-term future with the Old Trafford outfit.

The Ivory Coast international has been in-and-out of the starting lineup under Ole and last weekend's clash against Leicester City was only the second time that he had started a league game under the temporary manager.

Despite this, Ole has offered the defender with assurances of regular gametime in the forthcoming months and the centre-back could feature in the big matches against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, The Sun claims.

Bailly's current deal with United is due to expire at the end of the 2019/2020 season but the club don't seem overly concerned by the situation, given they have the luxury of a two-year extension clause.

He has been widely predicted to form a long-term partnership with Victor Lindelof at the heart of the midfield but that has certainly not happened to date with concerns regarding his fitness and form every now and then.