Eric Bailly adds to Manchester United’s injury woes

Eric Bailly adds to Manchester United’s injury woes

Manchester United star Eric Bailly has given fans and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer an injury scare after picking up a nasty knock playing for his country.

The Ivorian has struggled to make a real impact under the Norwegian but given the amount of players currently out for the club, he is needed.

Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof have been Solskjaer’s most reliable centre-back pairing with Bailly hardly given a sniff.

Injuries have riddled the former Villareal man’s career at Old Trafford so far but there’s hope he can turn things around.

Eric was initially signed in the hopes that he could form a formidable partnership with Lindelof that would last for the next decade.

There has been plenty of talk of Manchester United signing a top centre-back to partner Victor in defence with some reports claiming Bailly will be the man moved on.

However, it’s more likely that Marcos Rojo will be sold instead given the lack of minutes he’s had, particularly since his horrible injury in the Europa League final.

Nonetheless, time is running out for Eric to make an impact and suffering an injury ahead of the season run-in is not the ideal time to go missing for his side.

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