Ole Gunnar provides injury update on Eric Bailly
 Ole Gunnar provides injury update on Eric Bailly
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Ole Gunnar provides injury update on Eric Bailly

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly might be set for a longer period on the sidelines after Ole Gunnar confirmed the knee injury he suffered in their 2-1 win over Tottenham 'does not look great'. 

Bailly, who was making a successful recovery from another injury he suffered towards the end of last season, was withdrawn after only 10 minutes of being introduced as a half-time substitute. 

Speaking after the game, Ole revealed that at this early stage the prognosis does not look encouraging.

“It seems that he’s twisted his knee so we just have to do some scans and checks on him,”  Solskjaer told MUTV, who screened the game live. 

“At first sight, it doesn’t look great but let’s see how it goes,” Ole added.

The Ivorian has struggled with injuries in recent seasons and was forced to miss this summer’s African Cup of Nations due to a problem he picked up against Chelsea in April.

Bailly, 25, was restricted to just 12 Premier League appearances in 2018/19.

United, however, have plenty of cover in the heart of the defense, with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Victor Lindelof, and Tuanzebe all available for Ole to choose from.

The 2-1 triumph over Spurs gave United their fourth win of the preseason campaign.

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