The Ivorian, making his eleventh successive start, battled hard for 60 minutes before pulling up soon after a clash with Fernando Llorente.
He was seen leaving Old Trafford with a heavily strapped ankle and could leave Mourinho, ahead of his side’s Europa League semi-final clash with Celta Vigo, with no recognised centre-backs at his disposal.
The 54-year-old, speaking after the game, couldn’t disclose the exact nature of Bailly’s injury but alluded to a potential rest for the defender following 960 straight minutes in a Man United shirt.
Having five senior defenders injured at the same time, especially during the defining stage of a campaign, constitutes one huge middle finger from the footballing gods in Mourinho’s direction. Perhaps it is time for you – yes, you, the reader – to volunteer at centre-back.
Joking aside, Mourinho will be desperate to rush either Jones or Smalling back to the starting XI for the clash with Celta Vigo. He really is running out of options.