Manchester United are set to trigger a two-year contract extension to keep centre-back Eric Bailly at the club, as per Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old is in the final year of his contract with the Old Trafford outfit and will be allowed to join any club as a free-agent in the summer if there is no extension agreed.

As per the latest report, United’s hierarchy has decided to trigger a two-year contract extension to keep Bailey at the club until the summer of 2022.

Bailey is one of the prime candidates at Old Trafford to form a centre-back partnership with record-signing Harry Maguire.

United are going through a tough campaign on a domestic front where they are currently placed outside the top-four and are in danger of missing UEFA Champions League football for another season.

The Ivory Coast international joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2016 when he moved from La Liga outfit Villarreal.

Since then, Bailey has managed to represent United in 74 matches in all competitions, where he has a single goal to his name.

However, Bailey has missed the first-half of the season after suffering a serious medial ligament injury during a 1-1 draw against Chelsea in April last year.

The United enforcer was an unused substitute in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

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