Eric Bailly has vowed to repay the trust shown in him by Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Ivorian defender decided to make up for misplaced time.
The 2019-20 campaign has been some other injury-hit one for the 25-year-old centre-half.
He has, however, considered an extension alternative taken up in his contract which now ties him to the Red Devils through to the summer of 2022.
With any uncertainty over his future introduced to a close, Bailly – who was once the first signing of Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford reign in 2016 – has been freed to focus on the present.
He has told United’s official website of landing fresh terms: “For me it was very important.
“At a time when I used to be struggling a little bit and struggling with my injury, the club showed outstanding confidence, enough to lengthen my contract, and it offers me a real feeling of prestige to be capable to continue being part of this squad and this club.
“The feeling then is that I choose to pay back that trust and self belief they’ve shown in me and being part of some thing here.”
Bailly had sparked speak of pastime from Arsenal and Tottenham before seeing his deal prolonged and now needs to put the fitness frustrations of his recent past at the back of him.
He added: “The sensation I constantly get every time I play for this team is to give my exceptional and go as a long way as I possibly can for the team, and I assume that feeling is accentuated when you come back from injury.
“You desire to make up for each and every second that you’ve missed, so now I’m wholly fit, I feel one hundred per cent in myself, I’m truely excited to be back part of matters once more and do what I do.”
Bailly has taken in simply two appearances this season, however is back in favour and searching to thrive alongside the likes of January signing Bruno Fernandes.
“I suppose it’s constantly vital to welcome new players into the fold to keep progressing the team,” Bailly said of the Portugal international midfielder and his fellow new boy Odion Ighalo.
“Back in the summer we managed to get Harry, Aaron and Daniel in, who’ve actually been a massive part of matters from the word go and they’ve really delivered to the squad.
“You constantly want to have satisfactory signings coming in and I suppose the signings we’ve added at some point of the January switch window have been actually tremendous as well.
“The quality they have delivered is great. We’ve considered in training so far that they’ve added to the squad.
“Odion is a very skilled participant with Premier League experience from Watford , so that’s including desirable expertise to our attack.
“Bruno is a actual talent, a pure talent. He was voted the best player in the Portuguese league in previous seasons and we’ve seen already the high-quality he’s brought.
“Even though he’s not used to the Premier League we’ve already viewed his great and what he can do. They’ll simply want to provide their very best to the squad to assist push us forward.”