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Eric Bailly breaks silence after being left out of Manchester Uniteds starting XI in FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea

Man Utd star Eric Bailly breaks silence after being left out of FA Cup final
Eric Bailly has hinted hell stay at Manchester United (Picture: Reuters)

Manchester United star Eric Bailly has urged his team-mates to come back even stronger next season after ending the campaign trophyless.

Bailly was left out of Uniteds starting XI that lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

The Ivory Coast international has endured a difficult second season with the Red Devils and Jose Mourinho is said to be so angered at his persistent injury problems that hes willing to let him go in order to make room for Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld.

However, Bailly has hinted hell still be at Old Trafford next season by revealing the United squad are eager to put things right next term.

We would have liked to have finished the season by winning the FA Cup. Unfortunately, it was not to be, said Bailly on Instragram.

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Nevertheless, weve wrapped up a season in which there were ups and downs. Now its time to stop, to learn from this season, to rest, and to enjoy our families and friends so we can come back next season even stronger.

Were eager to set new goals and to see lots of smiles in the stands at Old Trafford next year. Thanks for the support you have given the entire team throughout the season. And especially, thank you very much for the love you have always shown me. Lets go United!

And good luck to my teammates who are playing in the World Cup!

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Bailly was a hugely popular figure with supporters during his debut campaign at Old Trafford but he made just 13 Premier League appearances in his second season.

United spent over £30m on the Ivorian and would demand in excess of £45m to let him go this summer.

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