Manchester United defender Eric Bailly out for ‘four to five months’ following knee operation

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly out for ‘four to five months’ following knee operation

  • Manchester United have been dealt an injury blow with defender Eric Bailly
  • The centre-back is facing around four to five months on the sidelines 
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the news following the player’s operation 
  • United are in the market for a defender and want Leicester City’s Harry Maguire 
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Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is set to be out of action for the next four to five months.

The news has been confirmed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer, after the player underwent a knee operation.

Bailly went under the knife on Tuesday morning, and now the Red Devils are preparing for his long term absence.

Manchester United's Eric Bailly is set to be out of action for the next four to five months

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Manchester United’s Eric Bailly is set to be out of action for the next four to five months

Bailly went down injured during United’s recent pre-season clash with Premier League rivals Tottenham in Shanghai, and had to be helped from the pitch with a stretcher.

The club have not been drawn on whether this will impact the pursuit for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire.

United have been heavily linked with the England international, who missed training this week due to an illness. 

The Foxes have insisted they do not need to sell Maguire to satisfy financial worries, and are understood to be holding out for a fee in the region of £80million. 


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