Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has signed a new deal that will see him remain at Old Trafford until 2024.

The 27-year-old Ivorian international has made 100 appearances for United since his £30m move from Villarreal in 2016.

He has suffered frequent injury problems during his time in England and was recently ruled out with COVID, which he contracted when he was away on international duty with the Ivory Coast national team. He was forced to quarantine in Cote d’Ivoire itself but is now back in Manchester with the team.

“I’m very happy. This decision is something I didn’t have to think about – I love this club and I love playing for Manchester United,” he said.

“Now the moment with my injury has passed and I’m fit and feel good, and that’s it. A new contract is like a new challenge and I’m ready for this.”

Bailly’s new contract contains the option for an extra year as well. He has shown lots of promise of being a top defender but injuries have really hampered his career so far.

Harry Maguire has almost equalled his appearances and this is only the English defender’s second season at the club while Bailly has now entered year five with the Red Devils.