Man Utd Star Set To Miss Key Games Against Arsenal & Spurs With Ligament Injury
Man Utd have been dealt a devastating blow with the news that a key man is set to miss the next two months with the knee injury he sustained against Chelsea,
Manchester United have been dealt a devastating blow with the news that Eric Bailly is set to miss the next two months with the knee injury he sustained against Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.
Bailly once again started in the middle of defence for United on Sunday afternoon but limped off shortly after half time following a clash of legs with Eden Hazard and was replaced by Marcos Rojo.
Speaking after the humiliating 4-0 defeat, Jose Mourinho admitted that the injury looked ‘really bad’ and the Ivory Coast international was sent for further tests to determine the full extent of the problem.
It looks like the results are in and it’s bad news for United as the Daily Mail claim that Bailly is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering damage to his lateral knee ligament.
The newspaper says that the 22-year-old is expected to be on the treatment table for the next two months which will see him miss around 12 games in all competitions during a key part of the season.
If the centre-back takes the full two months to recover then he’ll miss vital Premier League games against Burnley, Swansea, Arsenal, West Ham, Everton, Tottenham, Crystal Palace and West Brom as well as Europa League games with Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zoyra.
United dropped to seventh and six points off the league leaders following the defeat at Stamford Bridge so it will be a huge blow to their title hopes that Bailly will miss crunch games against fellow contenders Arsenal and Tottenham over the coming weeks.
Bailly is obviously out of tonight’s EFL Cup derby against Manchester City at Old Trafford as well as any potential quarter final should United make it through, so the Red Devils are going to sorely feel his absence.
The news will come as a huge blow to Mourinho as Bailly has been excellent at the back since joining from Villarreal in the summer and it’s a setback the ‘Special One’ could do without right now as he looks to get his side back to winning ways.
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