Solskjaer responds to rumours Bailly is refusing to sign new Man Utd deal

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has addressed speculation over Eric Bailly's future at the club, with the centre-back's current contract due to expire in 2022.

Bailly has made just seven Premier League starts so far this season and reports have claimed that the 27-year-old is unhappy with his lack of game time.

When asked about the defender's future ahead of United's clash with Burnley on Sunday, Solskjaer said: "Eric has played well when he's played.

"I know there's been speculation. We're talking to him about his contract so I don't see any issues really."

Bailly recently tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with the Ivory Coast and Solskjaer is hopeful that the player will be available for selection in time for the Burnley game.

"Eric has been isolating back home in the Ivory Coast. He's back to England now. We hope he can be available for the weekend," Solskjaer added.

"Hopefully he can train tomorrow, depending on how he feels within himself. He's had his tests today so we need to get the confirmation that he's still negative."

Solskjaer also admitted that Marcus Rashford is a doubt for the Burnley game, with the forward currently dealing with a foot problem.

He added: "[It's a] big bonus that he didn't have to put any pressure on his foot [against Granada], yes. I have got to hope he can be available and not make it worse, that is the decision I have got to make, so fingers crossed.

"He wasn't due to be on the bench really, he didn't train yesterday [Wednesday] but, just in case, he put his hand up and said if needed, I could do a job.

"So it is a decision I have got to make on Sunday morning. But he is important for us. It is a difficult one. You have to go by how Marcus feels in a couple of days."

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