Eric Bailly wows to comeback stronger after knee injury setback

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has vowed to comeback stronger next season after suffering a medial knee ligament injury during the recent1-1 Premier League draw against Chelsea. The Ivorian was a surprise starter against the Blues at the weekend but his game ended on a sad note after he was taken off injured during the final quarter of the match.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since confirmed that the versatile defender has suffered a knee injury which requires an operation and Bailly has now welcomed the fans support with an Instagram message which read: “I would like to thank everyone for the messages of love and support I have received. Some injuries are unavoidable. It’s true that this season hasn’t smiled down upon me very much, but I will return soon and with more strength next season, God willing.”

Bailly has been restricted of regular gametime over the course of the current campaign and that has come about from fitness and disciplinary concerns on the field. As such, the weekend game against Chelsea offered him with the perfect chance to make a good impression on the head coach, but an injury has now meant that he could potentially miss the beginning of the 2019/2020 campaign.

United have been poor on the defensive front over the current season and they have already shipped more than 50 goals in the Premier League alone. The record stands as the worst for them in the Premier League era and that may compel the club to pursue another recruit, who can show an improvement on the proceedings at the back.

The Mancunian giants are currently three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with an inferior goal difference and their prospects of returning to the Champions League are dependent on the Blues succumbing to at least one defeat while they produce dominating triumphs over Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town. The same appears improbable with their dismal scoring form over the past month.