Eric Bailly and Alex Telles are set to return to Manchester United after loan spells at Olympique Marseille and Sevilla respectively at the end of the season, but the 20-time English champions have no intention of keeping either of them in their ranks until the end of the season. 2023/24 and, according to Fabrizio Romano, they are open to offers for the services of two defenders.
Both players were seen as redundant from the start as Erik ten Hag took over as United manager and Rafael Varane and Tyrell Malasia arrived last summer to fill the gaps left by their departure, with Varane predictably establishing himself as an indispensable player in the back four and Malasia as a highly capable understudy for Luke Shaw on the left flank, the situation with 29-year-old Bailly and 30-year-old Telles remains unchanged.
Bailly has made a total of 20 appearances in all competitions for Marseille and Telles has made 32 appearances for Sevilla so far, including the second leg against United when La Liga saw his parent club out of the Europa League quarter-finals in the past. month.
Eric Bailly and Alex Telles will return to Manchester United in the summer after a loan spell, but both are expected to leave the club again. 🔴 #MUFC
Manchester United will consider options/offers to allow Telles and Bailly to leave in the summer. pic.twitter.com/bAtKoZXoO2
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 1, 2023