Bailly: I love this club
Eric Bailly tells us that his new contract is like a new challenge for him...
Congratulations on your new contract with the club, Eric – how pleased are you to sign it? 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. I’m happy and so are my family, everything is good. 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. We know how important it is for players when their futures are settled so how much are you now looking forward to the future? Yes, that’s why I say the new contract shows the group has confidence in me - the coach, the staff and the players and for me that is very important. And that’s why I made this decision to stay at the club. What does being at Manchester United mean to you? We know how happy you are here… For me it’s the dream to be here. Now it’s my fifth season and I hope to be here a long time. Individually and for the team there is a lot to play for between now and the end of the season, particularly with us having the chance to win a trophy in the Europa League… Yes. We are in a good position. We have the Europa League and we are second in the league and that is very good. We hope we can win this trophy [Europa League] – it is very important for us and for the fans and for the season. We want to finish well in the Premier League as well, I’m sure we will.