Manchester United expect Eric Bailly to be out for at least a month after suffering a knee ligament injury in Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at Chelsea, according to Duncan Castles.
He is scheduled to undergo a full scan at Carrington today, but United’s medical staff have allegedly assessed trauma damage to the lateral collateral ligament of the Ivorian’s right knee.
Bailly’s condition is a big concern for Jose Mourinho as he has quickly worked his way into an indispensable role at Old Trafford since his €35million summer transfer from Villarreal.
He had been used in every minute of the club’s Premier League campaign and will be a massive blow for Man United moving forward.
Mourinho now has a big problem to address regarding his team and with the clash against Man City approaching over the next few days, he doesn’t have long to sort out his backline.
Luke Shaw‘s return to fitness will be a boost to the side as Daley Blind will be set to return to the centre of defence, but Chris Smalling has not done a good job of convincing supporters he’s capable of filling Bailly’s boots following his shocking performance against Chelsea.